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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test: 8th Dec

The Ashes
The Ashes
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The Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test will be played at The Gabba, Brisbane.

 LIVE SCORES - Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test

In the last five matches between the two teams, both Australia and England have won two each. The last encounter between the two sides saw England beat Australia by 135 runs.

Marnus Labuschagne is the top run-scorer for Australia with 1384 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 76 and a strike rate of 56.

David Warner has also made 869 runs from his last 8 matches.

Pat Cummins has been the best bowler for Australia and has picked up 46 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 2.69 and a strike rate of 51.

Nathan Lyon has also picked up 40 wickets from his last 10 matches.

Joe Root is the top run-scorer for England with 1029 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 55.

Rory Burns has also made 479 runs from his last 8 matches.

Ollie Robinson has been the best bowler for England and has picked up 28 wickets from his last 5 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 2.64 and a strike rate of 44.

James Anderson has also picked up 26 wickets from his last 9 matches.

Squads

Australia - Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

England - Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler (vc, wk), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Australia

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Root (England), Steve Smith (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Stuart Broad (England), Pat Cummins (Australia)

Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), David Warner (Australia)

Man of the Match –  Pat Cummins

Team Scores Batting first – England 280+, Australia 340+

 Match Handicap Australia

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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