WI vs AUS Prediction: The hosts, West Indies won the 5 match ODI series comfortably by 4-1. They will be riding on that confidence to upset the 4 times 50 over World Cup champions Australia in the ODI series. Both teams have plenty of depth in their squads and hence many new faces who didn’t feature in the T20 series may find a place in the respective sides for this ODI series. Expect a tightly contested series, when these two former World Champions face of against each other.
West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI
21 July 2021, 12:00 AM IST
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
WI – 35%
Unlike the shortest format of the game, where the home side where the favourites, the visitors start as hot favourites for the 50 over format. They have tremendous depth in all departments of the game and are expected to be on the right side of results against the West Indies, who have been struggling in the 50 over format off-late. Even the prominent betting sites are predicting an Australian win.
Betway: WI: 1.95; AUS: 1.72
West Indies vs Australia Top Bets:
Who will win? Australia
Top Batsman – Evin Lewis(West Indies), Aaron Finch(Australia)
Top Bowler – J Holder(West Indies), M Starc(Australia)
Most Sixes in the match – Evin Lewis
Player of the Match- Aaron Finch(Australia)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) – West Indies 250+, Australia 270+
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Anderson Phillip
Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (wk), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Phillip, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Romario Shepherd.
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (wk), Daniel Christian, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Riley Meredith
Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa.
Pitch in Barbados is a batting pitch, which is suitable for both batting and pace bowling. The average score on this pitch is 258 and the average first innings total on this ground is 277.
If WI bats first: 250-260
If AUS bats first: 270-290
The predicted climate in St Lucia for the match is overcast conditions with a slight chance of rain. The expected temperature on match day is 29.97 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: N Pooran
BATSMEN: E Lewis, A Finch, M Henriques
ALL-ROUNDERS: K Pollard, J Holder, M Marsh, F Allen
BOWLERS: M Starc, A Zampa, S Cottrell
Players who are expected to perform well as per WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.
Evin Lewis: The flamboyant southpaw was in tremendous form in the T20I series. Expect him to continue the same in the ODI series as well. He averages 53 on this ground.
A Finch: Australian captain has a better record in the 50 over format than the 20 over format. In the last couple of years, he has been averaging above 45 in this format of the game.
S Cottrell: He on average picks up 2.5 wickets per match at this venue at an economy of just over 4.
Mitchell Starc: He was the leading wicket-taker for the visitors in the T20I series and can be Australia’s lethal weapon against the hard-hitting Caribbean batsmen.
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