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| On Jul 19, 2021 11:08 PM IST

WI vs AUS 1st ODI: Possible Playing 11 of West Indies


WI Playing 11: West Indies and Australia will face off in the first ODI of the series here at Barbados. After winning the T20I series convincingly, West Indies will be looking for a similar performance here with World Cup Super League points up for grabs. There will be few players from the T20I set-up which should give them some momentum. With skipper Kieron Pollard and allrounder Jason Holder expected to return, Windies will be a confident side. Both sides have faced each other in 140 ODIs before in which Australia leads West Indies 74-60.

Team News

  • Skipper Kieron Pollard is set to return after hamstring injury ruled him out of the T20I series.
  • Allrounder Jason Holder is likely to make a return after being rested for the T20Is.
  • Shimron Hetmyer will also return into the ODI set-up after missing the last series against Sri Lanka.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

Shai Hope (wk)
Evin Lewis
Darren Bravo
Roston Chase
Nicholas Pooran (wk)
Kieron Pollard (C)
Jason Holder
Fabian Allen
Alzarri Joseph
Sheldon Cottrell
Anderson Phillip

ODI run-machine Shai Hope is back for the ODIs as vice-captain of the side. Hope has been WI’s best batsman in this format for some time now and will be expected to get a big score here. All the top 3 batters got centuries in the last ODI series against Sri Lanka. The lower order looks strong with Pollard and Holder returning into the side. Cottrell and Joseph will be expected to get wickets with the new ball while spinner Fabian Allen has been in good form in T20Is.

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West Indies squad

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.

Where to Watch WI vs AUS Live 1st ODI

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI match on Fancode. The match will be played on 21 July and will start at 12:00 AM (IST).

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