Ashes 2017 -18, Australia vs England, 5th Test Match Preview & Prediction


Australia vs England , 5th Ashes Test Match preview & Prediction by Golden Jeeto

Australia has won the Ashes trophy back from England by registering a 3-0 win in the first three tests. The fourth and the fifth tests are yet to be played, but it looks like Australia is clearly the better team. The Ashes, 2017-18 series is being held in Australia and the home advantage has proven fruitful for Australia.

The pitch is known to be a good batting wicket and spinners only come into picture on the last two days of the match. There isn’t that much of bounce like the Gabba and there is no raw pace like the WACA, but there are turns that ensure that spinners have this Australian venue to look forward to.

Moeen Ali is a key player for England if they don’t want to lose the Ashes title with a little pride in hand. The Australians have Glenn Maxwell for the same task. Even if that is the case, the entire outcome of the match is going to be decided based on how well the players bat. England batsmen haven’t been able to keep their wickets. Test cricket star Alastair Cook is one of those players. He is getting out frequently and without him staying on the crease and giving the players a good start, it looks like England’s batting line-up is crumbling.

By already winning the first three matches, Australia is booming with confidence. If the 4th test results also go their way, there would be no stopping them. From the current scenario, it looks like a 5-0 victory for Australia unless Alastair Cook and other England batsmen hold their nerves and post huge totals.

Match Preview

Match Aus vs Eng, 5th Test, The Ashes, 2017-18
Date 04th Jan’18, Thu – 08th Jan’18, Mon
Time 5:00 AM (Jan 04)
11:30 PM GMT(Jan 03) / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Venue Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Match number Test no. 2291
Season 2017/18
Umpires Kumar Dharmasena
Joel Wilson
TV Umpires Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire Gerard Abood
Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle


                                        Australia                                          England
PLAYER ROLE JE Root Top-order batsman
SPD Smith (c) Middle-order batsman MM Ali Batting allrounder
DA Warner Opening batsman JM Anderson Bowler
CT Bancroft Wicketkeeper batsman JM Bairstow Middle-order batsman
JM Bird Bowler JT Ball Bowler
PJ Cummins Bowler GS Ballance Middle-order batsman
PSP Handscomb Top-order batsman SCJ Broad Bowler
JR Hazlewood Bowler AN Cook Opening batsman
UT Khawaja Top-order batsman MS Crane Bowler
NM Lyon Bowler TK Curran Bowling allrounder
MR Marsh Allrounder BT Foakes Wicketkeeper batsman
SE Marsh Top-order batsman GHS Garton Bowler
TD Paine Wicketkeeper batsman DJ Malan Top-order batsman
MA Starc Bowler C Overton Bowler
MD Stoneman Top-order batsman
JM Vince Batsman
CR Woakes Bowler


Predicted Winner: Team Australia


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