We have opted for fantasy cricket teams on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on last 3 games at Kennington Oval)
1st innings avg. score: 259/10
2nd innings avg. score: 248/10
3rd innings avg. score: 302/9
4th innings avg. score: 191/7
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Seamers picked 80% of the wickets.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Alex Carey (256 runs and 26 catches) featured in the Best11 in four of his last five Tests.
In his last 10 Tests, Mark Wood managed as many as 42 wickets – of which 16 wickets in three Tests came in England.
At the Oval, Joe Root has accumulated 672 runs at 45, including two centuries and three fifties.
Steve Smith, however, has even better venue numbers. He has hammered 546 runs at 91, including three centuries in only four Tests.
In their previous visit to the venue, Chris Woakes and Mitchell Marsh took seven wickets each.
Of Stuart Broad’s 149 wickets against Australia, 102 wickets including six five-fors in 24 Tests have come at home.
Josh Hazlewood has impressive numbers versus England: 73 wickets in 17 games – of which 49 wickets in 11 outings have come in England.
England: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson/Josh Tongue
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood