AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing XI Updates for Today's Cricket Match - Nov 29th, 2019
Australia are yet to lose a game in this summer, with the likes of Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner pummelling Pakistan with some fine batting form in the previous Test. While one can expect the hosts to put up yet another good show, Pakistan did show some fight from the opening Test, and cannot be treated lightly.
Babar Azam's hundred was one of the biggest positives for Pakistan from the first Test and the visitors will ideally be looking to build on the positives in what promises to a competitive Test against the Aussies.
With the Pink Ball adding more spice to the contest, here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner
Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected from Australia after a brilliant all-round performance in Brisbane. Their opening duo of Joe Burns and David Warner managed to pile on the runs before Marnus Labuschagne smashed his maiden Test century. With the top three in good knick and Steve Smith proving his worth with some handy knocks, the batting order looks well set.
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Similarly, the Australian bowlers are also in decent form, with Mitchell Starc showing signs of returning to his best with the new ball. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will undoubtedly hold the key to the hosts' fortunes, with the pink ball coming into play as well.
Possible XI: Warner, Burns, Labuschagne, Smith, Wade, Head, Paine (C & WK), Cummins, Starc, Lyon and Hazlewood.
Mohammad Abbas' exclusion from the playing XI for the first Test raised quite a few questions, and he could find a spot in the side at the expense of fellow pacer Imran Khan. The rest of the side should remain unchanged, with quite a lot expected from Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's performances in the previous Test bodes well for the tourists while Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi will hold the key for them with the ball in hand.
Possible XI: Azhar (C), Masood, Sohail, Azam, Shafiq, Rizwan (WK), Iftikhar, Abbas, Naseem, Yasir and Shaheen.
Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test
29th November 2019, 9:00 AM IST
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Although there is a forecast for rain, a result is expected from this game. There is ample help on offer for the pacers early on. Batsmen could be expected to score quite a few runs early on, with the bowlers certain to make an impact in the latter stages of the Test match. Bowling first is the ideal choice upon winning the toss, given the nature of the pink ball.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Rizwan put in a good show with the bat as he registered the highest score by a visiting Pakistan wicket-keeper in Brisbane. He looks good for more runs in this Test as well and is a could be a valuable pick for the fantasy side.
Batsmen: David Warner and Steve Smith are easily two of the most important batsmen across the two sides. While Warner scored his first Test century since his return from suspension, Steve Smith should make amends for his no show. While one of Babar Azam or Azhar Ali should also suffice, Joe Burns is a worthwhile option as well.
Allrounders: Marnus Labuschagne has been in fine form in the top order. Ever since his inclusion in the Australian side in England, he has been very consistent with his century in Gabba being his best performance thus far. While he is a must-have in the side, Iftikhar Ahmed is also a possible option if one were to pick an extra all-rounder in the side.
Bowlers: Three of Australia's quartet of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins are must-haves in the side. Hazlewood and Cummins, particularly, are in brilliant form this year. With the pink ball expected to swing profoundly, both of them should pick a few wickets in this match. From the Pakistan bowling unit, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi should suffice in rounding off the fantasy team.
Captain: Steve Smith and David Warner are the front-runners for captaincy, with both of them capable of scoring big runs against any opposition. With the pink ball coming into play, the likes of Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are also viable options to back as captain or vice-captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Rizwan, David Warner, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Babar Azam, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. Captain: David Warner, Vice-Captain: Josh Hazlewood
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammad Rizwan, Steve Smith, Azhar Ali, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas. Captain: Steve Smith, Vice-Captain: Josh Hazlewood