Cricket Prediction the Ashes – England vs Australia – England set for a stern test against rampant Australia at Lord’s

Cricket match date: 14th August 2019

Cricket match time03:30 pm IST

Cricket match location: Lord’s, London

Cricket Match format: Test

Tournament: The Ashes

Team A: England

Team B: Australia

Team A Captain: Joe Root

Team B Captain: Tim Paine

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Cricket Match Preview:

How do you get Steve Smith out? England joined in the crowd of plenty of other test teams who have been asking that question for a while now. Problem is, answers have still eluded them. Steve Smith is right up there with Sir Donald Bradman amongst the men with the highest Test batting averages. One simply does not reach there without being one of the all-time greats. The issue with England is that they will have to try and get him early without their most potent weapon, James Anderson, in these conditions.

England would be kicking themselves for losing the first cricket test match after bossing the game like they did on the first day. They had Australia absolutely struggling at 122 for 8, but they let them off the hook and allowed Australia to post a competitive total. Of course, it would not have been possible without the genius of Steve Smith. Smith played not only one of his greatest knocks, it was one of the greatest knocks of all time.

Now, it is one thing to do it once but to do it twice in the same cricket game is what separates legends from a good player. First, Smith got Australia out of an impossible situation via his knock of 144 runs which mind you, was almost 50% of the runs scored by Australia in the first innings. Then in the second innings, when Australia were once again in a precarious situation, he took Australia to safety and an unlosable situation, this time via his innings of 142 runs. In the end, it was a tough loss for England.

Both England and Australia have a decision to make. While for England it is pretty straightforward, they need to replace Anderson with Jofra Archer, for Australia, they might think of bringing in Mitch Starc in place of Peter Siddle, given the former’s performance in the warmup game of cricket against Worcestershire. However, that would be a harsh call given the performance of Siddle in the first test match

Cricket Match Information:

England will take on Australia in the second Ashes test match. Australia won the first cricket test match by 251 runs and they would like to continue their good form in the second test match as well. Australia currently have the Ashes trophy, having won it at their home in the summer of 2017/18. 

England

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

England are going to be led by Joe Root in this cricket series. They have not had a great run in the longer format of the cricket game. Our prediction is of the inclusion of either of Jofra Archer in place of James Anderson in the playing eleven if he is fit. They may also bring in Sam Curran in place of struggling Moeen Ali.

Here is our prediction of England’s playing XI:

  • Jason Roy
  • RJ Burns
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jos Butler
  • Chris Woakes
  • Jofra Archer
  • Stuart Broad
  • JL Denly
  • Sam Curran

Australia

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Australia are going to be led by Tim Paine in this cricket series. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that won them the test match at Birmingham. However, there is an outside chance of Starc being included in place of Peter Siddle.

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • Cameron Bancroft
  • David Warner
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Steve Smith
  • Matthew Wade
  • Travis Head
  • Nathan Lyon 
  • Peter Siddle
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • James Pattinson
  • Pat Cummins

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Steve Smith will be our man-to-watch-out-for. He has the chance to really make this a big cricket series for himself, one that will put him on the history books for years to come. Our prediction is of another glorious test match for him.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The last international cricket test match played here was between Ireland and England recently. There was a lot for bowlers in that game on the first day. Our prediction is once again of a lot of help for the bowlers on Day 1. Our prediction is of a score of 250 for 8 at the end of day 1 of Lord’s test match.

Our Prediction:

Australia will begin this game of cricket as favourites undoubtedly. They are sky-high on confidence and our prediction is they will bat first on Day 1 of the second test and put on a par score.  

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Steve Smith (AUS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Stuart Broad (ENG) -3 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Steve Smith (AUS)


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10CRIC.com Betting Odds

England – 2.65

Draw – 3.60

Australia – 2.50

*odds may change anytime

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