AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI Match of West Indies tour of Australia 2024, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Australia vs West Indies Dream11 Team

Updated on: Feb 1, 2024 2:27 pm IST

Australia vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction for 1st ODI Match

Australia are all set to host West Indies in the first ODI at Melbourne on 2nd February 2024.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Australia vs West Indies, 1st ODI of West Indies tour of Australia 2024
02nd February, 09:00 AM IST
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

AUS vs WI Preview

After a dramatic Test series, Australia and West Indies are set to clash in the 50-over format. West Indies squad includes the likes of Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, and Alzarri Joseph, while Australia introduces a new-look side led by Steve Smith. Despite the relative inexperience, Australia is optimistic, with Cameron Green and Travis Head showcasing good form. Following their historic performance at the Gabba, West Indies will approach the ODI series with confidence, aiming for a similar impact in this format.

Form Guide

AUS: W-W-W-W-W
WI: W-L-W-L-W

Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Report

The surface at Melbourne Cricket Ground is well-balanced. Pace bowlers should enjoy it, while batters must be very attentive and technically sound to succeed since the ball tends to come onto the bat very quickly.

Last 5 ODI matches at this ground

Matches won by team batting first: 2
Matches won by team bowling first: 3
Average 1st innings score: 275
Average 2nd innings score: 254

AUS Playing 11

1. Matthew Short
2. Travis Head
3. Steve Smith (c)
4. Marnus Labuschagne
5. Jake Fraser McGurk
6. Cameron Green
7. Josh Inglis (wk)
8. Xavier Bartlett
9. Sean Abbott
10. Lance Morris
11. Adam Zampa

Australia Team News

  • Squad: Steve Smith (c), Travis Head (vc), Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Nathan Ellis, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Lance Morris, Matt Short, Adam Zampa
  • Steve Smith will lead the side in the absence of Pat Cummins, with Travis Head serving as his deputy.
  • Xavier Bartlett and Jake Fraser-McGurk are expected to make their debut after stellar performances in the BBL.

AUS Key Players

Steve Smith Stats vs West Indies in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against WI in Test ODI Batting average vs WI Total runs in ODI Captain choice
4, 30, 64, 44, 18 277 runs in 6 matches 55.40 5356 Runs in 155 Matches             ✅

Travis Head Stats vs West Indies in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs at MCG ODI runs in 2023 Total runs in ODI Vice-captain choice
137, 62, 10, 0, 11 223 runs in 4 Matches 570 runs in 13 matches 2393 runs in 64 Matches         ✅

WI Playing 11

1. Alick Athanaze
2. Justin Greaves
3. Keacy Carty
4. Shai Hope (c&wk)
5. Kavem Hodge
6. Roston Chase
7. Romario Shepherd
8. Matthew Forde
9. Oshane Thomas
10. Alzarri Joseph
11. Gudakesh Motie

West Indies Team News

  • Squad: Shai Hope (c&wk), Alzarri Joseph, Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Matthew Forde, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Tevin Imlach, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr
  • Alzarri Joseph and Oshane Thomas will lead the pace attack for the visitors side, while Gudakesh Motie will take care of the spin unit along with Roston Chase.

WI Key Players

Shai Hope Stats vs Australia in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against AUS in ODI ODI Batting average vs AUS Total ODI runs Captain choice
1, 36, 68, 105, 9 120 runs in 3 matches 40.00 5132 Runs in 121 Matches           ❌

Alzarri Joseph Stats vs Australia in ODI

Away wickets in bowling Wickets against AUS in ODI Runs against AUS in ODI Total ODI runs & wickets Vice-captain choice
54 wickets in 30 matches 6 wickets in 3 matches 37 runs in 3 matches 108 wickets & 400 runs in 66 matches         ❌

Who will win today’s match between Australia and West Indies (1st ODI of West Indies tour of Australia 2024)?

  • Australia and West Indies have faced each other in 143 ODI matches, with Australia winning 76 and West Indies winning 61, while three matches have ended in a tie and three have ended without a result.
  • Meanwhile, West Indies have fared well against Australia on Australian soil, winning 35 of 80 matches, with one tie and three matches ending in a draw.
  • Australia and West Indies have only played three bilateral ODI series on Australian soil, with the visitors failing to win any of them. They last won a bilateral ODI series against Australia in 1995.
  • Australia are expected to win this game, given their home advantage and a well-balanced squad.

AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Shai Hope
Batsmen: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Alick Athanaze
All-rounder: Cameron Green, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd
Bowlers: Sean Abbott, Alzari Joseph

Who are Best Captain Options for AUS vs WI Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Steve Smith, Travis Head
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Cameron Green, Shai Hope

What are AUS vs WI Fantasy Tips?

  • Steve Smith showed solid form in the second test and has a terrific average of more than 50 against West Indies in this format, making him the top multiplier pick for today’s match.
  • Travis Head had an outstanding year with the bat last year, scoring 570 runs in 13 games, making him a must-have pick for today’s outing.
  • Shai Hope is currently in terrific form, having scored a half-century and a century in his last five outings, and has an average of 40.00 against Australia, making him another top pick for this game.

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