WI vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st T20I, Australia tour of West Indies, 2021.
West Indies will take on Australia in the 1st T20I at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
WI vs AUS 1st T20I Match Preview
The West Indies have just finished a five-match T20I series against South Africa in which they lost by 3-2 and will now take on Australia in T20s and ODIs. They have some big names in their team who failed to deliver in their last series, but it will be exciting to watch them play in this series. The only concern for them would be their middle-order, wherein players like Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetymer are yet to deliver match-winning performances. Andre Russell is also yet to perform at his best with the bat.
The major positive for Windies would be their bowling line-up. All the bowlers have been excellent with their roles. Dwayne Bravo and Obed McCoy have been their stand-out pacers in the last series and will hope that they continue their good form in this series as well.
Their openers are giving them a brilliant start but are failing to take advantage in the middle overs, and as a result, they cannot finish well. Their star all-rounder Andre Russell is bowling a few overs with the ball, which is a perfect sign for the team. Their skipper Kieron Pollard is also doing the finishing duties quite well, and the team will hope that they perform at their best in this series.
Though the Windies lost their last series against South Africa, they still look like a better team than the Aussies, who have rested their key players on this tour.
They have opted for a completely new side going into this series with their senior pros being unavailable for this tour. Skipper Aaron Finch will open the innings alongside Matthew Wade whereas, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, and Ben McDermott will handle the middle order. Their major concern in this series will be their middle order as it lacks a bit of experience. Dan Christian will play for Australia after a long time and is expected to play the role of a finisher in the absence of Glenn Maxwell.
They have some quality spinners in the form of Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar and will be very crucial in this series. Mitch Starc will lead the pace attack along with Josh Hazlewood and Riley Meredith. Starc has not been at his best lately and will look to get back to his rhythm in this tour.
The young players in the team will impress the selectors in this tour and look to find a spot in the World Cup, which will be played later this year.
WI vs AUS Match Details
West Indies vs Australia, 1st T20I, Australia tour of West Indies 2021.
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Date: 10th July 2021.
Time: 05:00 AM IST.
WI vs AUS Weather Report
The Weather forecast looks great as of now with no rain being predicted at the venue.
WI vs AUS Pitch Condition
Average total score: 156
Average 1st innings score: 158
(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played so far at this venue).
The pitch at St. Lucia is expected to be a neutral wicket and best suited for the pacers. The Windies struggled against the Spinners against South Africa, and spinners will also play a major role here. Winning the toss and bowling first will be a good decision on this pitch.
WI vs AUS Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 11
WI Won: 6
SA Won: 5
No Results: 0
WI vs AUS Dream11 Team News
- They have announced a 18 member squad for the T20I series and are expected to go with the same players who played against South Africa recently without any major change in their line up.
- .Dan Christain will return to international cricket after a long time.
- Their senior players like David Warner, Glenn Maxwell have been rested.
WI vs AUS Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed McCoy.
Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith/Josh Hazlewood.
Top Picks for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
(54 M, 602 R, 19 A + 121 O, 30 W)
Russell did not look in great touch with the bat in their recent series against South Africa but was regularly bowling 2-3 overs with the ball and is one of the best all-rounders in the world. He is a very good option for Captain and Vice-captain in your WI vs AUS Dream11 Team.
(40 M, 1167 R, 31 A)
He will open the innings for his team. Lewis was brilliant in the recent series against South Africa and gave excellent starts for the team, and is again a must-have player in your team.
(60 M, 1334 R, 26 A)
Simmons is a very experienced player on the team. He performed brilliantly against South Africa. Simmons likes to play his shots against fast bowling, and it will be very exciting to watch him in this series.
(84 M, 1343 R, 24 A + 123 O, 38 W)
Pollard will do the finishing duties for the team and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. He was very impressive in the 4th T20I against South Africa and scored a fantastic half-century. He will be a key player for his team in this series as well.
(10 M, 35 O, 14 W)
McCoy was excellent with the ball in the last series and will look to continue his good form in this series as well. He picked up nine wickets in their recent series against South Africa.
(65 M, 1712 R, 30 A + 57 O, 18 W)
Gayle is expected to bat at No three and is at the peak of his career, and we all know what a player he is. He was decent with the bat in the last series and can also bowl 1-2 overs with the ball against a left-hander.
(79 M, 222 O, 72 W)
Bravo is another experienced player in this format. He will bowl in the death and is known for his cutters. Bravo bowled his career-best spell against South Africa and was also the highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets.
(32 M, 464 R, 19 A)
He is another aggressive batsman from the team who will bat in the middle order for his team. N Pooran looked very poor with the bat in the last series but He is a quality player.
(30 M, 436 R, 18 A)
He is a left-handed batsman who will bat in the middle order. Hetymer was also not very good with the bat in the last series, but the team has backed him and will be looking to make the most of the opportunity.
(71 M, 2346 R, 38 A)
He is the Captain of the team and will open the innings for the team. Finch is a very aggressive batsman and is a very good pick for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.
(5 M, 105 R, 21 A)
Josh Philippe is a very young and talented batsman who will bat in the middle order. He is very good in his last series against New Zealand and is another top pick for the game.
(38 M, 526 R, 21 A)
Wade will open the innings in the absence of Warner. He played decently in the last series against New Zealand and is a very experienced player.
(20 M, 325 R, 21 A + 20 O, 7 W)
Marsh is expected to bat at No 3 and can also bowl a few overs with the ball. He has scored 325 runs from his 20 games so far.
(35 M, 131 O, 47 W)
Starc is a world-class bowler but has not been in a good form lately. He will bowl in the powerplay and also in the death and is a very good pick for this game.
(12 M, 98 R, 14 A)
He is a right-hand wicket-keeper batsman. He don’t have very good records in T20Is but he have ability to play big innings.
(32 M, 108 O, 38 W)
He is a left-arm orthodox bowler who will bowl in the middle overs. Agar was brilliant against New Zealand and can be a threat for the Windies middle-order as well.
(41 M, 140 O, 43 W)
He is a very good right-arm leg spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. The Windies struggled against spin in their last series and Zampa can also be equally dangerous for them.
(16 M, 28 R, 6 A + 35 O, 11 W)
He is almost at the end of his career and is coming back to the international scene after a long time but still is a quality player with a lot of experience. Christian will do the finishing duties for the team.
(14 M, 220 R, 31 A + 22 O, 7 W)
He is another very experienced player from the team and will bat in the middle-order and provide stability with the bat. Henriques can also bowl an over or two with the ball as well.
(9 M, 36 O, 9 W)
He is one of the best bowlers in the longest format but has played only 9 T20Is so far and has picked up 9 wickets
WI vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction
L Simmons, E Lewis, K Pollard, A Finch
A Russell (C), M Marsh (Vc), D Christian
D Bravo, M Starc, A Zampa
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Andre Russell
- Aaron Finch
- D Christian
- M Marsh
- E Lewis
- K Pollard
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.