Ashes 2021-22: Can England beat Australia at the Gabba? | 1st Test Preview | AUS v ENG

Australia is all set to have the biggest summers of all time with The Ashes coming back after the 2019 England edition, where Australia won the Ashes by 2-1 under Tim Paine’s captaincy. England has not won any match in Brisbane since the 1986-87 tour of Australia.

England side will be missing one of the key bowlers, James Anderson who has been rested for the 1st Test and England has not announced its playing XI as of yet and the question revolves around their team selection. Whereas, Australia showed courage and announced their playing XI, 3 days prior to the game starting. Pat Cummins will be leading the side after Tim Paine stepped down from the Captaincy role.

ALSO READ : Tim Paine steps down from Australia’s captaincy amid a scandal.

Match Details: AUS vs ENG

Match – Australia vs England – 1st Test

Venue – The Gabba, Brisbane

Time – 05:30 AM IST

Where to watch live – Sony TV Network

PITCH CONDITIONS :

Queensland has been drenched for what feels like a month. Although there has been some relief in the last week, rain and thunderstorms are expected for the next two days. A day before the match, the pitch was covered in a thick layer of live green grass, but Cummins thought it looked like a standard Gabba surface.

PLAYING XI’s :

Australia : ANNOUNCED

  1. David Warner
  2. Marcus Harris
  3. Marnus Labuschagne
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Travis Head
  6. Cameron Green
  7. Alex Carey
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Josh Hazlewood

ALSO READ : Ashes 2021: Alex Carey is set to be the keeper for Australia in the Ashes opener.

England :

  1. Rory Burns
  2. Haseeb Hameed
  3. Dawid Malan
  4. Joe Root
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Ollie Pope
  7. Jos Buttler (wk)
  8. Chris Woakes
  9. Ollie Robinson
  10. Stuart Broad
  11. Jack Leach / Mark Wood

PREDICTION :

Aussies will beat the Englishmen in their first test match of Ashes 2021-22.

HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS :

YearsHostTestsAustraliaEnglandDrawnWinnerHolder
2019-20England5221DrawnAustralia
2017–18Australia5401AustraliaAustralia
2015England5230EnglandEngland
2013–14Australia5500AustraliaAustralia
2013England5032EnglandEngland
2010–11Australia5131EnglandEngland
2009England5122EnglandEngland
2006–07Australia5500AustraliaAustralia
2005England5122EnglandEngland
2002–03Australia5410AustraliaAustralia
2001England5410AustraliaAustralia

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