Northamptonshire vs Australia 3days practice match preview and predictions

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Northamptonshire vs Australia 3days practice match preview and predictions

Northamptonshire vs Australia 3days practice match preview and predictions

Northamptonshire vs Australia is going to be the last practice match that Australian team will play in their tour of England. After that, they will only play one test against the host and then the ODI series will begin. Everyone knows that Australian team is not a team who likes to lose their games. These losses in Ashes series are definitely driving them crazy and that is why they are constantly getting into off field fights. It is very rare that Australian team loses two consecutive test matches, this is not going well even with the former Australian players, and they are constantly saying that it is time they think about finding a replacement of current Australian skipper Michael Clarke.

So Australia is now ready to do anything to win the match against the Northamptonshire, and then win the last test match. Australia already lost the series, but if they are able to win the last test then at least they will be able to finish the Ashes 2015 with a much better note. In the 2nd test at Lords it looked like England team will have a tough time beating this Australian team, but the Alastair Cook’s England team made a terrific comeback and in the next two matches it never looked like Australian team ever had a chance. Australia is going to play their full team against the Northamptonshire. They are very serious about this practice match. Northamptonshire is one of the best teams in England domestic cricket. So, if the Australians able to win the match against them then they will have a good chance to do well against the England team. Lots of players in the England team will play at the NatWest tournament, and since the last test does not have any value for them chances are they may not play the full team. In that case Australian team will have a good chance to win the last test.

This is going to be a three day practice match and there are chances that rain can interrupt the match. Most of the time, games like this end up in draws. But since Michael Clarke and his boys are looking for win they might try to bat aggressively and score some fast runs. In that case, this is going to be a very entertaining match for the England spectators. County Ground, Northampton is not known as a batting paradise but there are no such great bowlers in Northampton side who can create troubles for the Australian batsmen.

Northamptonshire vs Australia match will start on August 14th. Australia will play their first test. Their main is to give their batsmen as much practice as possible before the test, so if they win the toss then they will probably select to bat first. Australian bowlers are in much better form than their batsmen and that is why they are not huge concerns for the team management. The main worry for them is to change the mind set of their batsmen who are giving away their wickets by trying to hit big shots like they do in limited over game.

Northamptonshire vs Australia match is also a good chance for the Northampton players to get some quality practice against the best international cricket team in the world. It will be great for their batsmen to play against the likes of Mitchell Johnson. Normally the touring teams do not take the last practice game of the series very seriously, but this is Australian team we are talking about here. They are like lost Tigers now, so they will try to show that not everything is lost for them in all the rest series games, be it an international match or practice match.

Match Information

Northamptonshire vs Australia, 3-day practice match
Series: Ashes Practice matches, 2015
Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 – Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Time: 1:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Northampton

Team

Australia Team
Michael Clarke, Shaun Marsh, Pat Cummins, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Chris Rogers, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Brad Haddin, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, Adam Voges, Peter Siddle, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Fawad Ahmed

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