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

Updated on: Jan 16, 2024 10:05 pm IST

Australia vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction for 1st Test Match

The first test between Australia and West Indies will be played on Wednesday at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

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

Australia vs West Indies, 1st Test of West Indies tour of Australia 2024
17th-21st January, 05:00 AM IST
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia

AUS vs WI Preview

Australia are one of the best teams in the world with a world-class bowling attack to fall back on. They have been in brilliant form in the Test cycle, with Mitchell Marsh and Pat Cummins standing out. The return of Matt Renshaw adds depth to their lineup, making them clear favorites heading into this game and the series. Meanwhile, West Indies have not been in the best of form in the Test format, showing inconsistency against India and South Africa. They will take on the likes of Kraigg Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph, and Kemar Roach to make a strong start to the series.

Form Guide

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

Adelaide Oval Pitch Report

A competitive track awaits the two sides at Adelaide Oval, with the average first-innings score over the last five Tests standing at 352. Pacers are expected to have the upper hand due to the bounce the venue offers, while spinners are likely to come into play in the later stages of the innings. Given the nature of the track, both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss.

Last 5 Test matches at this ground

Matches won by team batting first: 4
Matches won by team bowling first: 1
Average 1st innings score: 352
Average 2nd innings score: 248

AUS Playing 11

1. Steve Smith
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Cameron Green
5. Travis Head
6. Mitchell Marsh
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Pat Cummins
9. Mitchell Starc
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Josh Hazlewood

Australia Team News

  • Squad:  Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc.
  • Steve Smith will open the innings alongside Usman Khawaja, while Cameron Green is all set to take up the fourth spot in the playing 11. This implies that Matthew Renshaw, who replaced David Warner in the squad, will warm the bench for the host.

AUS Key Players

Steve Smith Stats vs West Indies in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against WI in Test Test Batting average vs WI Total runs in Test Captain choice
38, 4, 26, 50, 31 752 runs in 7 matches 150.40 9514 Runs in 105 Matches             ✅

Marnus Labuschagne Stats vs West Indies in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against WI in Test Test Batting average vs WI Test Stats in Australia Vice-captain choice
60, 62, 63, 4, 16 502 runs in 2 Matches 167.33 2604 runs in 25 Matches         ✅

WI Playing 11

1. Kraigg Brathwaite (c)
2. Tagenarine Chanderpaul
3. Kirk McKenzie
4. Alick Athanaze
5. Kavem Hodge
6. Justin Greaves
7. Joshua Da Silva (wk)
8. Gudakesh Motie
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Shamar Joseph
11. Kemar Roach

West Indies Team News

  • Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Alzarri Joseph (vc), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva, Akeem Jordan, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Tevin Imlach, Shamar Joseph, Zachary McCaskie
  • Shamar Joseph, who bowled impressively in the recent practice match, is expected to be named to lead the attack along with Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach.

WI Key Players

Kraigg Brathwaite Stats vs Australia in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against AUS in Test Test Batting average vs AUS Total Test runs Captain choice
75, 28, 20, 7, 17 525 runs in 10 matches 29.17 5479 Runs in 87 Matches           ❌

Kemar Roach Stats vs Australia in Test

Last 5 Wickets in Test Wickets against AUS in Test Runs against AUS in Test Total Test runs & wickets Vice-captain choice
3, 0, 1, DNB, 1 29 wickets in 11 matches 176 runs in 11 matches 265 wickets & 1165 runs in 79 matches         ❌

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

  • West Indies’ record against Australia is terrible. They have not won a Test match in Australia since February 1997, and have lost 14 of their last 16 matches, including two last summer.
  • Australia, meanwhile, has not lost a single Test in their last five matches and are currently on a three-match winning streak at home against Pakistan. West Indies last visited Australia in 2022-23, losing the series by 2-0.
  • Australia are expected to win this game, given their home advantage and a well-balanced squad.

AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Alex Carey
Batsmen: Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Kraigg Brathwaite, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Alick Athanaze
All-rounder: Mitchell Marsh, Kavem Hodge
Bowlers: Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc

Who are Best Captain Options for AUS vs WI Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc

What are AUS vs WI Fantasy Tips?

  • Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have performed excellently in the Test against West Indies, with an average of more than 150, making them top multiplier choices for today’s match.
  • Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc have taken 48 and 44 wickets in 17 and 15 tests, respectively, at Adelaide Oval, and are must-have picks for this game.
  • Kemar Roach and Alzari Joseph, with their pace and swing abilities, have the potential to be lethal and serve as safe picks for this match.

Where to watch AUS vs WI Live?

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