The Ashes | Australia vs England 5th Test Prediction, Tips & Preview

The 2021/22 Ashes comes to its conclusion in the Apple Isle when it commences on Friday afternoon.

Australia vs England The Ashes 5th Test Prediction, Tips & Preview

Australia vs England free The Ashes prediction, tips and preview – Usman Khawaja was just the third Australian to make two centuries in the same Ashes match.

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Australia vs England 5th Test Tips

Australia vs England 5th Test Match Details

🏏 Competition: The Ashes
🗓 Date: Friday January 14 – Tuesday January 18
Time: 3:00pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: Blundstone Arena

Australia vs England Ashes Head to Head (last five matches)

  • Draw
  • Australia won by an innings and 14 runs
  • Australia won by 275 runs
  • Australia won by 9 wickets
  • England won by 135 runs

Australia vs England Preview & Prediction

In a game that was continuously stopping and starting, it was Australia who almost made it 4-0 if it wasn’t for the resilience of Jonny Bairstow and the English bottom order.

It showcased the pure drama and beauty of the long format of the game, which went down right to the final ball. Experienced duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad held their nerve to hang onto a draw after Steve Smith’s dismissal of Jack Leach sent the SCG into raptures.

However, the story of the test match was the comeback of Usman Khawaja. In his first test match since 2019, he scored centuries in both innings in front of his home crowd to create a selection dilemma for Australia.

Although the selectors have been showing their faith in Marcus Harris, he could be the likely one to be dropped, with Travis Head set to return after missing with COVID-19. In other team news, Josh Hazlewood will still be missing for the final test match of the series, giving Scott Boland another match, in conditions that suit him to the ground.

However, if the English side can put in a strong performance with the bat, particularly in the first innings, then it would give them the best chance from any match in this series. The game is destined to be a low-scoring affair despite the size of the ground.

It will likely be the last time you will see Broad, and Anderson take the field for England in Australia. So, they will be eager to improve upon their positive signs from the draw despite there being a lot to improve from Joe Root’s point of view.

The most concerning aspect to come from this whole Australia tour is the alarming lack of quality in the top order for England. They have been exposed over and over in the series, with no opening partnership amounting to more than 50 runs. Even despite Root’s impeccable form heading into the Ashes, he still is yet to ton up on Australian soil.

England has also bowled Australia out just twice in this test series and have the five lowest team scores on this tour. It’s fair to say they are embarrassed about the performances they’ve made heading into a series of optimism.

Jack Leach seems to have gained some confidence from the SCG test match, and bowled as well as he has all series, in what is some positivity heading into the final test match in Tasmania.

All signs point to another Australia win, and it’s hard to see it going any other way unless poor weather becomes the reason that there will be another no result.

Australia vs England Stats

  • Australia currently hold the urn
  • England haven’t had a test series victory in Australia since 2010/11
  • Scott Boland has the best average of any test bowler of all time (minimum 10 wickets)
  • Steve Smith has won the most Ashes Man of the Match awards
  • Usman Khawaja was just the third Australian to make two centuries in the same Ashes match
  • Marnus Labuschagne is the leading run scorer in the series
  • Nathan Lyon is the leading wicket taker in the series

Australia vs England Team News

Australia Squad

First XI yet to be announced

England Squad

First XI yet to be announced

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