AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I 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 8, 2024 4:16 pm IST

Australia vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction for 1st T20I Match

Australia will take on West Indies in the first T20I at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

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

Australia vs West Indies, 1st T20I of West Indies tour of Australia 2024
09th February, 01:30 PM IST
Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Australia

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West Indies cricket team has been in Australia for more than a month. They levelled the test series but lost the ODI series. This T20I series will be crucial for both teams as they polish their best lineup and strategy for the upcoming T20 World Cup, with Australia having only six games left to fine-tune before the tournament. West Indies have returned to good form in the shortest format, winning their previous two T20 series at home against England in December and India in August, while Australia, with some key players out, will want to make the most of this series after losing the last series to India in December. However, both teams will be pleased to see some key players return to action, including Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, and Marcus Stoinis for Australia and Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, and Jason Holder for the visitors. A thrilling game is expected, with West Indies leaving no stone unturned at the venue where Australia has never lost a game in this format.

Form Guide

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

Blundstone Arena Pitch Report

The track at Blundstone Arena is ideal. The Pacers tend to likely see some action with the new ball. Spinners could also see some turn,  making the contest between the bat and the ball equal.

Last 5 T20 matches at this ground

Matches won by team batting first: 2
Matches won by team bowling first: 3
Average 1st innings score: 167
Average 2nd innings score: 157

AUS Playing 11

1. David Warner
2. Josh Inglis
3. Mitchell Marsh (c)
4. Tim David
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Matthew Wade (wk)
7. Marcus Stoinis
8. Sean Abbott
9. Jason Behrendorff
10. Josh Hazlewood
11. Adam Zampa

Australia Team News

  • Squad:  Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
  • Travis Head was selected for this series earlier but has now been rested, so do not pick him.
  • Mitchell Marsh will lead the side as Steve Smith is rested for the series. Senior players David Warner and Josh Hazlewood return to the squad.
  • Aaron Hardie has been added to the squad to replace Matthew Short, who had a slight hamstring injury in the second ODI against the West Indies.

AUS Key Players

David Warner Stats vs West Indies in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against WI in T20I T20I Batting average vs WI Total runs in T20I Captain choice
25, 3, 11, 5, 73 489 runs in 12 matches 44.45 2894 Runs in 99 Matches             ✅

Glenn Maxwell Stats vs West Indies in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against WI in T20I T20I runs in 2022-23 Total runs in T20I Vice-captain choice
104, 12, 54, 13, 23 46 runs in 5 Matches 431 runs in 21 matches 2275 runs in 100 Matches       ❌

WI Playing 11

1. Brandon King
2. Johnson Charles
3. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
4. Shai Hope
5. Sherfane Rutherford
6. Rovman Powell (c)
7. Andre Russell
8. Jason Holder
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Gudakesh Motie
11. Oshane Thomas

West Indies Team News

  • Squad: Rovman Powell (c), Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas
  • Experienced guns Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and Jason Holder have returned to the squad and are available for selection.

WI Key Players

Nicholas Pooran Stats vs Australia in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against AUS in T20I T20I Batting average vs AUS Total T20I runs Captain choice
10, 39, 82, 47, 1 104 runs in 8 matches 17.33 1811 Runs in 85 Matches           ❌

Andre Russell Stats vs Australia in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs & wickets against AUS in T20I T20I Batting average vs AUS Total T20I runs & wickets Vice-captain choice
3, 51, 8, 18, 2 148 runs & 6 wickets in 9 matches 74.00 846 runs & 46 wickets in 72 matches       ✅

Who will win today’s match between Australia and West Indies (1st T20I of West Indies tour of Australia 2024)?

  • Australia has won 9 out of 19 T20 matches played against West Indies, while West Indies holds the edge with 10 wins.
  • Meanwhile, Australia has been fantastic at home, winning four out of five T20I games against West Indies.
  • Australia lost their previous T20I series against India, while West Indies won two consecutive series against England and India.
  • Australia remains undefeated in T20Is played at Blundstone Arena, having secured victories in all three matches held at the venue.
  • Australia are expected to win this game in a close contest, given their home advantage and a well-balanced squad.

AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Josh Inglis
Batsmen: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell
All-rounder: Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Who are Best Captain Options for AUS vs WI Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: David Warner, Andre Russell
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Marsh

What are AUS vs WI Fantasy Tips?

  • Nicholas Pooran has been in fantastic form in this format, scoring three 35+ scores in his last five appearances, making him a top pick for this game.
  • Glenn Maxwell has scored one century and one half-century in his last five T20 appearances, and with the explosive batter looking to continue his form, he is a multiplier pick for this game.
  • Andre Russell has fared well against Australia in this format, especially, with an average of more than 70 and 6 wickets from nine games. That makes him another multiplier pick for this outing.
  • Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh are also top picks for this game given their abilities with both the bat and the ball.

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