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| On Jul 8, 2021 11:56 PM IST

WI vs AUS 1st T20I: Possible Playing 11 of West Indies


WI Playing 11: The excitement of T20 cricket is on the cards as West Indies face Australia in the first T20I here at St. Lucia. The hosts will be disappointed with their recent outing against South Africa where they lost the series 3-2. Before the World T20 gets underway later this year, the defending champions will be looking to get back on winning track. West Indies leads the overall head-to-head record over Australia in T20Is 6-5. Despite losing the last series, they cannot be counted out as they have some seasoned T20 cricketers in their team.

Team News

  • WI have retained the same squad that played against South Africa recently.
  • There have been no updates on Fabian Allen’s shoulder injury.
  • Offspinner Kevin Sinclair is likely to replace Akeal Hosein from the 5th T20I against SA.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

Lendl Simmons
Evin Lewis
Chris Gayle
Shimron Hetmyer
Nicholas Pooran (wk)
Kieron Pollard (C)
Andre Russell
Dwayne Bravo
Obed McCoy
Kevin Sinclair
Fidel Edwards

West Indies possess a no. of superstar T20 players in their eleven. Simmons and Lewis have been in good form and have been giving quick starts consistently. The eyes will be on Gayle and Pooran who have been going through a bad patch of form recently. In bowling, experienced Dwayne Bravo has been impressive on his return while Obed McCoy has been difficult to pick with his well deceived slower balls.

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West Indies squad

Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Lendl Simmons.

Where to Watch WI vs AUS 1st T20I Live

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs Australia 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 10 July and will start at 5:00 AM (IST).

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