ENG vs AUS, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Prediction for 1st Test of Ashes 2023

The Ashes

Match Preview

It is going to be ENG vs AUS for the 1st Test of the Ashes tomorrow at Edgbaston.

Recently, the Aussies defeated India in the WTC final to be crowned champions and will be eager to retain the Ashes as well.

Meanwhile, England are also off to a good start at home as they defeated Ireland in a one-off Test.

Ben Stokes will continue as skipper for the much-awaited Test series and it will be interesting to note whether they will be able to win the series or not.

However, Australia will not be letting go of the coveted trophy but they haven’t been able to win the Ashes in England since 2001.

Furthermore, the Australian management will have some selection headaches ahead of them after winning the WTC against India.

Thus, this series will be an exciting one between these two teams starting tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: England vs Australia, 1st Test

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date: 16-20 June 2023

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The wicket at Edgbaston is a balanced one for batters and bowlers. Moreover, the seamers will get some much-needed help from the track and the batters will have a tough time. Furthermore, they will have to work pretty hard to get runs here. Therefore, we can expect a very even contest between these two sides.

Full Squads for ENG vs AUS, 1st Test


Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope (vc & wk), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Inglis (wk), Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Todd Murphy

Probable Playing XI for ENG vs AUS, 1st Test


Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson


David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

Match Prediction for ENG vs AUS, 1st Test

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that this will be an even contest.

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