Match Preview –

West Indies will be up against Australia in the 2nd ODI match of the 3-match ODI series at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 23 July 2021. West Indies had put up a weak batting performance against their visitors in the 1st ODI match. Australia will look forward to seal the series in the upcoming match and avenge their loss in T20I series. A much more competitive performance is expected from West Indies in the next match.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is balanced and is best suited for pacers. Chances of light rain with temperatures at 27-28 ° C.

Venue Stats (ODI)

Total matches                            43

Matches won batting first          20

Matches won bowling first         21

Average 1st Inns scores            232

Average 2nd Inns scores           200

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. He led his team from the front in the last encounter with a half century with his excellent batting.

Matches – 43

Runs – 1158

Average – 37.35

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. He was brilliant behind the stumps in the last match for his team.

Matches – 29

Runs – 982

Average – 46.76

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. He opened the batting in the last match and scored a good knock of 39.

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 may be new to international cricket but with a knock of 49 in the last match he will be expected to stay longer on the crease in the upcoming matches.

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. In the last match he departed for a duck but with a great record against Aussies he is definitely a player to back him in your fantasy team.

Matches – 55

Runs – 1791

Average – 36.55

4) Kieron Pollard – The right-handed middle order batsman has strokes all around the ground and is one of the T20 specialists from the West Indies. He is one of the most experienced campaigners for the West Indies and a lot will depend on his batting for West Indies.

Matches – 117

Runs – 2620

Average – 26.73

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 easily destroyed the opponent’s batting lineup with a fifer in the last match.

Matches – 97

Wickets – 189

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. He went wicketless in the last match but can prove to be a trump player in the upcoming matches.

List A record

Matches – 69

Wickets – 100

Economy – 7.57

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 took a wicket in the last match against West Indies.

Matches – 62

Wickets – 93

Economy – 5.58

4) Josh Hazlewood – The right arm fast medium bowler is an accurate fast bowler who is unrelenting in his line and length. He continued his great form with a 3-wicket haul in the first ODI.

Matches – 55

Wickets – 91

Economy – 4.75

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 the best captaincy choice due to his good form. He made 20 runs and had 1 wicket to his name in the last match.

Matches – 61

Runs – 1635

Average – 25.20

Wickets – 50

Economy – 5.52

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 the next match due to the defeat of his team in the first ODI 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. He didn’t perform well in the first match but can turn the game in the favour of his team on any given day.

Matches – 119

Runs – 1837

Average – 24.82

Wickets – 139

Economy – 5.57

4) Jason Mohammed – The right-handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler is an experienced and skillful player from his squad. He has consistently taken wickets in the last series against Sri Lanka and has a lot of potential to perform in this series too.

Matches – 35

Runs – 619

Average – 22.10

Wickets – 8

Economy – 4.73

Predicted Playing 11

West Indies – Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell.

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


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Poll Winning Percentage

West Indies – 56%

Australia – 44%