Expert Teams

We have opted for fantasy cricket teams on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

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Pitch Data

(Based on last three games at the Old Trafford)

1st innings avg. score: 282/10

2nd innings avg. score: 277/10

3rd innings avg. score: 191/7

4th innings avg. score: 203/8


Batting 1st: 33%

Batting 2nd: ­67%

Pacers picked 78% of the wickets. Meanwhile, only three centuries were scored.

Fantasy Tips of The Day

Since becoming the Aussie captain in Dec 2021, Pat Cummins has bagged 72 wickets in 16 matches – only Nathan Lyon (97) and Stuart Broad (74) have taken more wickets in this period.

Steve Smith has scored 401 runs, including one double hundred and two fifties in four innings in Manchester.

Meanwhile, Joe Root has amassed 790 runs at 61, including a top score of 254 at the venue.

When Ben Stokes last batted at the ground, he smashed 103. Overall, he has collected 528 runs at 52.8.

On the bowling front, Broad has scalped 44 wickets in 10 matches.

Usman Khawaja is the top run-getter in the world since 2022: 1,977 runs at 64, including seven hundreds.

Mitchell Marsh (146 runs and two wickets) and Mark Wood (seven wickets and 40 runs) were the captain and vice-captain respectively of the Best11 in the previous Test.


England Playing XI: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Australia Probable XI: David Warner/Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Todd Murphy, Josh Hazlewood


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