WI vs AUS Prediction: After conceding a humiliating 3-0 lead in the five-match T20I series, the Aussies bounced back in the 4th T20I to bring some excitement to the already decided series. Both teams have nothing to lose now and will be hoping to win the match and most probably try out their bench strength ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year. As it turns out both teams are in the same group, which is termed as the group of death.
West Indies vs Australia, 5th T20I
17 July 2021, 05:00 AM IST
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
WI vs AUS Head-to-Head (Last 2 Years):
WI – 65%
Even though the Aussies won the last match, the home side will start as favourites for this fixture owing to their unbelievable depth in each department in the shortest format of the game. So West Indies is expected to win this match unless Australia can carry on with their winning momentum from the last match. Even the prominent betting sites are also predicting the same.
Betway: WI: 1.72; AUS: 2.00
West Indies vs Australia Top Bets:
Who will win? West Indies
Top Batsman – Chris Gayle(West Indies), Mitchell Marsh(Australia)
Top Bowler – H Walsh(West Indies), M Starc(Australia)
Most Sixes in the match – Chris Gayle
Player of the Match- C Gayle(West Indies)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) – West Indies 170+, Australia 150+
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards
Chris Gayle, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (C), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Hayden Walsh
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Riley Meredith, Daniel Christian, Adam Zampa
Pitch in St Lucia is a balanced pitch, which is suitable for both batting and bowling. The average score on this pitch is 151 and the average first innings total on this ground is 158.
If WI bats first: 170-190
If AUS bats first: 150-160
The predicted climate in St Lucia for the match is overcast conditions with a slight chance of rain. The expected temperature on match day is 26 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Wade, N Pooran
BATSMEN: M Henriques, L Simmons, C Gayle
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Bravo, M Marsh, F Allen
BOWLERS: M Starc, O McCoy, H Walsh
Players who are expected to perform well as per WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.
Chris Gayle: The G.O.A.T of T20 cricket was in full flow in the recent matches. With people doubting his position on the side yet again, the boss is expected to reply to them with his own bat. And yes, he can still hit those mighty sixes, that too in plenty.
M Marsh: The stylish all-rounder is the leading run-scorer in this series with 189 runs. He also holds a good average in St Lucia. He averages 46.5 in this series with a strike rate of over 145.
H Walsh: The crafty spinner has the find of the series so far. He has so far picked up 11 wickets in this series and is way ahead of others in the wicket-taking list.
Mitchell Starc: He is the leading wicket taker for the visitors with 6 wickets to his name from this series. He unleashed the vintage Starc back in the last game when he defended 11 runs off the last over against the mighty Andre Russell.
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