Date: December 8-12, 2021
Time: 5:30 AM IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
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The stage is set for one of the biggest Test series in world cricket – Ashes. The stakes will be very high for England and Australia as the opening contest of the series kicks off in Brisbane on December 8. Both the sides have had few off-the-field concerns coming into the series but it’s now time to forget everything and focus on what is expected to be a thrilling game of red-ball cricket at Gabba. With some top players in action, fans can expect a grueling contest commencing on Wednesday.
Among the wicketkeepers, Jos Buttler should be a certain pick in your fantasy side. Alex Carey, who has replaced Tim Paine in the playing XI, could also prove to be an X-Factor pick considering how the left-handed batsman has performed in the domestic circuit over the years. Steve Smith and Joe Root are obvious picks and are also potential options for captain/vice-captain in your side.
Marnus Labuschagne and Chris Woakes could be handy inclusions among the all-rounders. It is a wicket where pacers have dominated historically which is why James Anderson, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Ollie Robinson could get some vital points for your fantasy team in this Test.
Probable Playing XIs
Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson
People’s pick for Fantasy
Wicketkeepers: Alex Carey, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: David Warner, Joe Root, Steven Smith, Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed
All-rounders: Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Woakes, Cameron Green
Bowlers: James Anderson, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Ollie Robinson
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