WI vs AUS, 2nd T20I

Match Preview –

 West Indies will face Australia in the 2nd Match at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia on 11 July 2021. West Indies have taken a lead in the series by winning the first game by 18 runs. Australia would have to work on their batting side in the upcoming match to make a difference in the series.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is balanced and is best suited for pacers. Overcast clouds with temperatures at 26-27 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total matches                       24

Matches won batting first        11

Matches won bowling first      13

Average 1st Inns scores           138

Average 2nd Inns scores          124

Highest total recorded          197/7 (19.5 Ov) by AUS vs PAK

Lowest total recorded           72/10 (20 Ov) by BAN-W vs SL-W

Highest score chased           197/7 (19.5 Ov) by AUS vs PAK

Lowest score defended         97/7 (20 Ov) by SL-W vs BAN-W

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Matthew Wade – The left-handed batsman is known for his grit and determination. He had a good run in his domestic career. He smashed 33 runs off 14 balls in the last match.

Matches – 39

Runs – 559

Average – 22.36

2) Nicholas Pooran – The left-handed batsman is a young talent from the West Indies who proved to be an asset in the last series against South Africa. He made 17 runs from 16 balls with 4 boundaries in the last match.

Matches – 33

Runs – 480

Average – 19.20

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Evin Lewis – This left-handed batsman has been moving up in his performance in the past few matches. He has a lot of potential to play good in this series.

Matches – 41

Runs – 1167

Average – 30.71

2) Shimron Hetmyer – The left-hand batsman is a talented player from his team. He contributed 20 crucial runs in the last match and will prove to be an important player in the next match as well.

Matches – 31

Runs – 456

Average – 19

3) Chris Gayle – The left-handed batsman carves through the covers off either foot, and has the ability to decimate the figures of even the thriftiest of opening bowlers. He has the potential to destroy the bowling lineup of Australia in the next match.

Matches – 66

Runs – 1717

Average – 30.10

4) Lendl 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 potential to play well in this format.

Matches – 61

Runs – 1361

Average – 26.68

Top 3 Bowler Picks

1) Dwayne Bravo – The right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler is a player with plenty of flair and skill both as a batsman and seam bowler. He is in good form and will be a wise choice for the upcoming match.

Matches – 80

Wickets – 72

Economy – 8.13

2) Josh Hazlewood – The right-arm fast medium bowler is an accurate fast bowler who is unrelenting in his line and length. He is in good form and will be beneficial for this series. He took 3 wickets in the last match and bowled an economical spell as well.

Matches – 10

Wickets – 10

Economy – 8.57

3) Mitchell Starc – The left-arm fast bowler was at times unplayable, his inswingers rattling stumps and trapping batsmen in front. He is a skillful player who can turn the match in his favour.

Matches – 36

Wickets – 47

Economy – 7.04

4) Obed McCoy – The left-arm fast medium bowler took 4 wickets in his last match and is in great form. He has a lot of potential to perform well in the next match too.

Matches – 11

Wickets – 18

Economy – 7.66

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Andre Russell – The right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler is one of the best players from his team. He is currently in good form. He made 51 runs and even took a wicket in his last match.

Matches – 55

Runs – 653

Average – 20.42

Wickets – 31

Economy – 9.18

2) Mitchell Marsh – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler from Australia is a hard-hitting middle order. He scored 51 runs and took two wickets in his last match.

Matches – 21

Runs – 376

Average – 23.50

Wickets – 9

Economy – 7.70

3) Fabian Allen – The right-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler played crucial innings in his last match. He is a skillful player from his squad.

Matches – 24

Runs – 220

Average – 18.33

Wickets – 18

Economy – 7.21

4) Kieron Pollard – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler is an experienced player in this format. He’ll be an asset for his team in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 84

Runs – 1343

Average – 24.41

Wickets – 38

Economy – 8.42

Predicted Playing 11

West Indies – Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder /Akeal Hosein, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards

Australia – Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye / Riley Meredith, Josh Hazlewood

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Poll Winning Percentage

West Indies  – 55%

Australia – 45%

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