WI vs AUS 1st ODI

Match Preview –

 West Indies will face Australia in the 1st match of a 3-match ODI series at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 21 July 2021. Australia is expected to make a comeback in the white-ball series after a poor run in the T20I series, while West Indies would be looking to continue their dominance over their visitors.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is balanced and is best suited for pacers. Weather would be of overcast clouds with temperatures at 26-27 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total matches                               27

Total matches                               42

Matches won batting first             19

Matches won bowling first            21

Average 1st Inns scores               232

Average 2nd Inns scores              202

Highest total recorded                   364/4 (48.4 Ov) by ENG vs WI

Lowest total recorded                    91/10 (30 Ov) by IRE vs AUS

Highest score chased                    364/4 (48.4 Ov) by ENG vs WI

Lowest score defended                 197/8 (50 Ov) by PAK vs WI

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Alex Carey – He is a remarkable wicket keeper-batsman and has good experience in this format. He is in good form and has the potential to lead his team to victory in this series

Matches – 42

Runs – 1091

Average – 36.36

2) Nicholas Pooran – The left-handed batsman is a young talent from the West Indies. He is an asset for his team. He has given consistent performance and hasn’t disappointed in any match of the last series.

Matches – 28

Runs – 982

Average – 49.10

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Josh Philippe – He is regarded as one of the brightest batting prospects in Australia. The right-handed batsman has played domestic matches skillfully and will be a wise pick for this format.

List A record –

Matches – 15

Runs – 464

Average – 30.93

2) AJ Turner – The right-handed batsman is tall, powerful right-handed batsman, who mixes clearing the rope with deft placement and brilliant running between the wickets. He has given great batting performances in the series and will be expected to continue like this in the next match too.

List A record –

Matches – 43

Runs – 1040

Average – 31.51

3) Evin Lewis – The left-handed batsman can single-handedly  destroy the bowling lineup of Australia. His phenomenal performance has improved his stat records in this format.

Matches – 54

Runs – 1792

Average – 37.31

4) LMP Simmons – The right-handed opening batsman has strokes all around the ground and is one of the T20 specialists from the West Indies. He has delivered good batting performances in the last series.

Matches – 68

Runs – 1958

Average – 31.58

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Mitchell Starc – The left-arm fast bowler is still quick enough to make life uncomfortable for opposition batsmen. A skillful player from his squad, he can easily destroy an opponent’s batting lineup anyday.

Matches – 96

Wickets – 184

Economy – 5.18

2) Sheldon Cottrell – He is a promising fast bowler, has quick pace, and his left-arm angle provides variety to the bowling attack.

List A record

Matches – 68

Wickets – 100

Economy – 27.38

3) Adam Zampa – This leg-break googly bowler is a leg-spinner and has proven that he is a hard man to get away with, with subtle changes of pace and variations. He will be beneficial for his team in the next match.

Matches – 61

Wickets – 92

Economy – 5.54

4) Josh Hazlewood – The right arm fast medium bowler is an accurate fast bowler who is unrelenting in his line and length. He is in great form and will be beneficial for his team in this series.

Matches – 54

Wickets – 88

Economy – 4.79

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Mitchell Marsh – The right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler from Australia is a hard-hitting middle order batsman. He has scored 2 half centuries in the last series and is running in good form. He made 30 runs and had 2 wickets to his name in the last match.

Matches – 60

Runs – 1615

Average – 34.36

Wickets – 49

Economy – 5.55

2) Fabian Allen – The right-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler is an experienced and skillful player from his squad. He has the potential to play good innings in the upcoming match.

Matches – 17

Runs – 158

Average – 15.80

Wickets – 5

Economy – 5.72

3) Jason Holder – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler is an experienced and skillful player from his squad.

Matches – 118

Runs – 1837

Average – 36.73

Wickets – 139

Economy – 5.57

4) Jason Mohammed – The right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler is an experienced and skillful player from his squad. He has consistently taken wickets in the last series against Sri Lanka.

Matches – 34

Runs – 617

Average – 22.85

Wickets – 8

Economy – 4.56

Predicted Playing 11

West Indies – Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Alarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.

Australia – Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

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West Indies – 59%

Australia – 41%

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