SUS vs AU-A Dream11 Prediction 1st Unofficial Test | Dream11 | Fantasy Cricket Tips
Australia A : Matthew Wade, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine(w/c), Mitchell Marsh, Will Pucovski, Michael Neser, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Chris Tremain, Jackson Bird, Jon Holland
Sussex (From): Luke Wells(c), Varun Chopra, Abidine Sakande, Adam Rouse(w), Tom Haines, Adam Barton, Laurie Evans, Harry Finch, Mir Hamza, Will Beer, Delray Rawlins, Aneesh Kapil, Philip Salt, Aaron Thomason
START TIME4:00 PM
11:30 AM LOCAL
Venue- Arundel Castle, Arundel
The Arundel Castle ground has hosted only five matches since 2016. If we see at scorecards of those games, it gives a look of an, unlike England track. A couple of games give a feeling of being on the slower side and a couple of them witnessing spinners taking wickets in the second innings.
SUS vs AU-A Team preiview :
Australia-A is touring with a 13-man squad led by Travis Head.
The first four-day match of the ongoing Australia A’s tour of England will be played between Sussex and Australia A at Arundel today. With Australia A winning all the four matches.
Australia A has already missed Peter Handscomb due to injury to Shaun Marsh.
With a superb Ashes series, Australia A’s players doing well. On the other hand, impressive performance against the touring side will highlight Sussex’s players in the English circuit.
For wicketkeeper The first one is Sussex captain Ben Brown. In the ongoing domestic season, Brown is currently the second-highest run-scorer with 715 runs in nine matches at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 66.02 including three centuries and three half-centuries.
In Australia A’s Matthew Wade, my second wicket-keeper batsman is also the captain of this team. Having registered scores of 117, 155, 41 and 42 on the tour so far, Wade has been in good form with the bat . In his last First-class , Wade finished as the second-highest run-scorer with 1,021 runs in 10 matches at an average of 60.05 and a strike rate of 56.12 including two centuries and eight half-centuries.
Sussex’s Stiaan van Zyl has been their second-best batsman after Brown in this season. van Zyl has scored 608 runs in eight matches at an average of 55.27 and a strike rate of 50.75 including two centuries and half-centuries each.
Coming on the back of a Test debut and being the highest run-scorer (1,188 runs at an average of 69.88 and a strike rate of 61.58 including three centuries and six half-centuries) in the Sheffield Shield, there were minimal reasons for me to not pick Marcus Harris in this team.
Test opener Marcus Harris has hit the ground running ahead of the start of the Ashes next month.
Much like Harris, Kurtis Patterson also made his Test debut in the last season and features in the Top Five run-scorers (724 runs at an average of 40.22 and a strike rate of 45.47 including two centuries and four half-centuries) list in the Sheffield Shield.
Sussex’s Chris Jordan being their third-highest run-scorer (384 runs at an average of 34.90 and a strike rate of 57.39 including one century and half-century each) this year speaks highly of his batting skills. The same in addition to his bowling ability makes him a must-have in your team.
In the recent matches that he has played, Mitchell Marsh has looked in good nick with both the bat and ball. Having scored a century against Queensland in his last First-class match, Marsh would be looking to replicate the same today.
After a comfortable 4-0 win in the unofficial ODI series against the English counties, Australia A look forward to the 2-match unofficial Test series starting on Sunday. In the first of the two games, the visiting team will face Sussex in Arundel. Australia A is set to miss Peter Handscomb during the series as the keeper-batsman got included into the Australia World Cup squad as a replacement for Shaun Marsh.
The Luke Wells-led Sussex team did not name a squad for this fixture as strong as they would have wanted. The likes of Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Ben Brown and David Wiese have been rested keeping their workloads in mind. Stiaan van Zyl is currently recovering from elbow injury while Pakistan pacer Mir Hamza gained full fitness and will feature in this match. Hamza missed Sussex’s previous four matches due to a back issue.
Peter Handscomb has been released from this squad to join the Australian CWC squad.
Will Pucovski had psychological issues over the last couple of years but that did not stop him from making it big. Pucovski scored 926 runs in his FC career including a double century. He scored 51 and 137 in the last two matches of the unofficial ODI series and would like to continue the form.
Captain and Vice-Captain :
Matthew Wade, Laurie Evans, Kurtis Patterson, Laurie Evans.
Batters – Marcus Harris, Luke Wells, Will Pucovski (C), Kurtis Patterson, Varun Chopra, Laurie Evans
All-Rounders – Mitch Marsh (VC)
Bowlers – James Pattinson, Mir Hamza, Josh Hazlewood
Australia A is expected to begin the series with a easy win.