England vs Australia; 5th Test
Kennington Oval, London
The Ashes 2019 Test Matches
Thursday, 12th– 16th September 2019; 03:30 PM IST.
The average 1st innings score at this venue is 349. And thus the team winning the toss would be looking to bat first and score in excess of 350 runs. The wicket assists seamers and would be difficult to bat on by the third day. The average 4th innings score at The Oval is 154. Hence, chasing is difficult here and a target over 250 runs might be a match-winning one.
A wonderful climate has been figured for this fifth Ashes test. Albeit a couple of drizzles are normal on the third and fifth day. There should even now be a lot of time for an outcome. Temperatures are probably going to stay around 14-16 degrees Celsius all through the match.
The Ashes 2019 has been one of the most energizing ones in ongoing memory with each game having various back and forth movements. Australia held the Ashes this time in the wake of winning the fourth Test contest at Manchester against England by 185 runs. It was a shocking execution subsequent to being denied of a specific success in the third Test by a Ben Stoke incredible.
England: Team News and Probable Line-Up
The English team have been poor this Ashes. Banishing that splendour from Stokes in the last innings of the third Test, they have bombed normally to have an effect. Skipper Joe Root (247 runs running in 4 Tests) has been underneath normal. And would truly need to step up in the last match if England wants to tie the series.
Rory Burns (323 runs in 4 Tests) has been England’s best batsman this series. And would hope to proceed with his great consistency alongside Stokes. However, any semblance of Jonny Bairstow, Jos Butler and Jason Roy are having a horrendous series. They would need to do substantially more if England wishes to rescue a drawn arrangement.
England bowling has been greatly improved driven by the accomplished Stuart Broad (19 wickets) and Jofra Archer (16 wickets). Ben Stokes and spinner Jack Leach have worked superbly also.
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jofra Chioke Archer, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.
Australia: Team News and Probable Line-Up
Australia presently leads the Ashes with 2-1 and have looked the better side generally speaking in this high-octane Test series. They will thus go into the fifth and last Test at The Oval. With incredible certainty of winning this contest as well. Australia’s greatest quality right presently is Steven Smith, who has been by a wide margin the best batsman in Ashes so far. Smith has accumulated a fantastic 671 runs running with 3 hundreds and 2 fifties in the 3 Tests. He has played so far in the series and England has discovered no real way to oust him.
The poor form of opener David Warner (79 runs in 4 Tests) is a big worry. However, Marnus Labuschagne (291 runs in 3 Tests), Matthew Wade (204 runs in 4 Tests) and Tim Paine have provided solidity to the batting order.
The addition of left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc from the 4th Test has added further sharpness to their bowling unit. These bowlers will be quite a handful at The Oval as well and the home team would have to find a way out.
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, TM Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Michael Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
Head To Head
Matches Played- 349
Won by England- 109
Won by Australia- 146
Matches Drawn- 95
My Fantasy Team
Wicket Keeper- Matthew Wade
Batsman- David Warner, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne
All Rounder- Ben Stokes
Bowlers- Chris Woakes, Nathon Lyon, Pat Cummins and Jofra Archer.
Captain/Vice-Captain choice for Fantasy Team
Ben Stokes: The expert all-rounder has scored the most runs in running for the group this Ashes – 354 runs running at an astonishing average of 59 -notwithstanding grabbing eight wickets. Stokes played a jewel of a thump in the 3rd match of the series and the hosts will need him to proceed with his magnificent form.
Steven Smith: The former captain has cracked a triplicate of hundreds and a couple of fifty already in the series. The world no. 2 test batsman will be raring to go out in the middle and score big again.
The last time England and Australia faced-off in an Ashes Test at The Oval was in the 2015 Ashes series where, Australia won by an innings and 46 runs courtesy a masterful 143 by Steve Smith. England should go all out in this final Test to secure a victory. But Australia has got form and confidence on their side and look favourites to win this contest.