Venue Details & Pitch Report - Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Average First Innings Score at Ahmedabad in ODIs since 2022: 230

Batting First vs Batting Second in ODIs since 2022: Win Bat 1st - 44%, Win Bat 2nd - 56% 

AUS-ENG Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs since 2022: Joe Root(7)

AUS-ENG Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs since 2022:  None

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (77m) and square boundaries (67m, 74m). Third Man (59m) & Deep Mid Wicket (80m) and FineLeg (62m) & Deep Cover (75m).

Pitch Report: The wicket at Ahmedabad is considered to be flat with some assistance for new ball bowlers especially under lights. As the match progresses, the wicket tends to wear down which can bring spinners into play. 

A major factor of the pitch behavior will depend on whether it is a red soil or black soil pitch. If it is a red soil pitch, there will be pace and bounce along with a free-flowing advantage for run scoring. On the other hand, black soil pitch might assist spinners and pacers with variations, and batters will have to settle at the crease before they can score runs in the middle.

Predicted Playing XI - Australia vs England, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

      Bench: Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Marsh

England: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(C&WK), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

       Bench: Liam Livingstone, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley, Sam Curran

Fantasy Notes (AUSTRALIA) - Australia vs England, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Australia players in ODIs against England:

David Warner 2788434/926/2N/AN/AN/A
Steven Smith33105938/845/11315 
Mitchell Marsh 1756435/916/0181925/4.9
Marnus Labuschagne615932/861/0N/AN/AN/A
Alex Carey1134638/940/1N/AN/AN/A
Travis Head1363553/1056/1N/AN/AN/A
Marcus Stoinis1839022/983/015772/6.4
Glenn Maxwell2286041/1086/1201541/5.4
Josh Inglis       
Josh Hazlewood    131728/4.6
Mitchell Starc16739/880/0213632/5.9
Adam Zampa    112323/5.4
Pat Cummins    193131/5.6
Sean Abbott    12 
Cameron Green       


  • Marnus Labuschagne vs Wrist Spin in ODIs since 2022: Inns - 15, Outs - 7, Balls - 173, Avg/SR - 23/95 & vs Adil Rashid (ODIs): Outs - 2, Balls - 40, Avg/SR - 14/72
  • David Warner vs Chris Woakes (ODIs): Outs - 4, Balls - 160, Avg/SR - 28/70 & vs Moeen Ali (ODIs): Outs - 3, Balls - 61, Avg/SR - 15/74 & vs Moeen Ali (T20I): Outs - 3, Balls - 15, Avg/SR - 4/80
  • Steven Smith vs Adil Rashid (ODIs): Outs - 6, Balls - 162, Avg/SR - 21/80 & vs Mark Wood (ODIs): Outs - 3, Balls - 72, Avg/SR - 18/75; 
  • Marcus Stoinis vs Adil Rashid (ODIs): Outs - 5, Balls - 97, Avg/SR - 20/106 & vs Chris Woakes: Outs - 4, Balls - 65, Avg/SR - 16/98

Points to Consider

  • Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell have been ruled out for an indefinite period and they are not available for this match. We are likely to see Australia go with both Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green to compensate for their loss of two allrounders.
  • David Warner is one century away from equalling Rohit Sharma for the most centuries in ODI World Cups and he has also been in very good form in this tournament. However, the above matchups show the various threats he will have to counter, to have success in this match. 
  • If it is a black soil pitch, there will be assistance for spinners in which case Adil Rashid will prove to be a major threat to Australia's right-hand dominant batting unit including Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. This makes them slightly vulnerable but also gives us the chance to rotate them in our multiple combinations.
  • Marnus Labuschagne is selected in just 29% of the teams and despite the wrist spin threat, he can be a decent differential pick. Being a good accumulator capable of playing a long inning, he cannot be ignored especially in your risky leagues.

Fantasy Notes (ENGLAND) - Australia vs England, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction Prediction


Relevant Numbers of England players in ODIs against Australia:

Jos Buttler3296839/1045/2N/AN/AN/A
Moeen Ali2229915/790/0232934/5.2
Jonny Bairstow1877243/983/2N/AN/AN/A
Sam Curran    4540/6.4
Liam Livingstone       
Dawid Malan313645/1010/1N/AN/AN/A
Adil Rashid1622024/900/0254530/5.8
Joe Root2865427/72 169 
Ben Stokes1547434/802/1152131/5.9
Brydon Carse       
David Willey911328/910/0101529/5.6
Chris Woakes1937727/930/3213232/5.4
Mark Wood    161941/5.5
Harry Brook       
Gus Atkinson       


  • Jonny Bairstow vs Mitchell Starc (ODIs): Outs - 4, Balls - 95, Avg/SR - 23/98
  • Joe Root vs Josh Hazlewood (ODIs): Outs - 3, Balls - 57, Avg/SR - 10/51 & vs Pat Cummins: Outs - 3, Balls - 84, Avg/SR - 18/64
  • Jos Buttler vs Adam Zampa (ODIs): Outs - 4, Balls - 53, Avg/SR - 10/79
  • Jonny Bairstow vs Left Arm Pace in ODIs since 2022 (Powerplay): Outs - 3, Inns - 7, Avg/SR - 10/89
  • Joe Root vs Left Arm Pace in ODIs since 2022 (Powerplay): Outs - 3, Inns - 4, Avg/SR - 4/57

Points to Consider

  • The English top order including Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow struggled against the new ball of Trent Boult in the series prior to the World Cup. Both batters can be troubled by the left-arm pace (check matchups) of Mitchell Starc in the powerplay and their added lack of form makes them even more vulnerable if the pitch employed at Ahmedabad has any movement on offer.
  • Dawid Malan averages over 55 in ODIs in 2023 and has been England's most consistent batter and has the best chance to have success in this match in the absence of an off-spinner. Consider him as a differential C/VC option.
  • Chris Woakes showed some good form with the new ball in the last match against India. He also has favorable matches and a good record against Australia in ODIs. He is selected in 37% of the teams - his additional batting value in the lower order makes him a good differential to try in your fantasy team.
  • Back both wrist spinners Adam Zampa and Adil Rashid - they have favourable matchups against the opposition's key batters who have had issues against their bowling type. They can be considered as top differentials C/VCs as well, especially if their team is bowling second.

Fantasy XI - Australia vs England, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Jos Buttler

BAT: Travis Head, David Warner, Dawid Malan, Joe Root

AR: David Willey, Cameron Green

BOWL: Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

C/VC: Travis Head, Adam Zampa

Differentials: Marnus Labuschagne (29%), Chris Woakes (37%), Josh Hazlewood (39%)

C/VC Alternatives: Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mitchell Starc

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