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| On Jul 16, 2021 12:21 AM IST

WI vs AUS 5th T20I: Possible Playing 11 of West Indies


WI Playing 11: West Indies take on Australia for one final time in this T20I series to be played here at St. Lucia. The fate of the series has already been decided but with World T20 looming around, this is a great chance for both the teams to test some exciting players. West Indies have shown their T20 strength after losing their last series to South Africa. Big T20 players like Gayle, Russell and Bravo have stepped up in various situations to take the side home. In the head-to-head record in T20Is, West Indies leads Australia 9-6.

Team News

  • Shimron Hetmyer and Obed McCoy have been rested as they were carrying minor injuries.
  • Kieron Pollard is in the squad but his availability remains a question.
  • Dwayne Bravo might replace Akeal Hosein from the 4th T20I match.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

Lendl Simmons
Evin Lewis
Chris Gayle
Andre Fletcher
Nicholas Pooran (C) (wk)
Andre Russell
Dwayne Bravo
Fabian Allen
Hayden Walsh
Sheldon Cottrell
Oshane Thomas

West Indies has a powerful batting order with in-form Lendl Simmons at the top. Chris Gayle will look to finish the series on a high. With Pollard missing, the responsibility of middle order will be on talented Nicholas Pooran who has shown glimpses of his form. Andre Russell has had a superb series so far with the bat and has been in good hitting form. Bowling looks inexperienced but it is a great chance for the young boys to make a mark.

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West Indies squad

Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (VC) (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein, Andre Fletcher (wk), Chris Gayle, Kevin Sinclair, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Where to Watch WI vs AUS 5th T20I Live

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs Australia 5th T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 17 July and will start at 5:00 AM (IST).

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Monojit Das

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