WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction | 2nd T20I | Match Preview

WI vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 2nd T20I, Australia tour of West Indies, 2021.

West Indies will take on Australia in the 2nd T20I at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

WI vs AUS 2nd T20I Match Preview

West Indies:

The West Indies won the first T20I dramatically by 18 runs and are 1-0 up in the series. Batting first, the visitors restricted them to a total of just 145 runs in 20 overs. Lendl Simmons batted decently at the top and scored 27 runs. Their middle-order again failed, but Andre Russell’s brilliant knock of 51 runs helped the team reach 145. Kieron Pollard was out with a niggle, and Nicholas Pooran led the side very well in his absence, but his form with the bat will surely be a concern for the team.

Their bowling department was very clinical and bundled out Austria for 127 runs in 16 overs. Hayden Walsh’s three-wicket haul completely changed the game and proved his worth. Obed McCoy also continued his dream run and picked up four wickets in his four overs. Fabian Allen also bowled pretty well and picked up 2 wickets. He was also brilliant in the field with his catching.

With the return of their regular skipper Kieron Pollard in this game, the Windies look like a champion team to beat and will look to continue their winning momentum in this series.

Australia:

The Aussies have started the tour with a loss but will look to come back strong in this game. Opting to bowl first, they restricted the home team to a total of just 145 runs. Josh Hazlewood was the pick from the bowlers and ended his spell with the figures of 3/12 in his 4 overs. Mitchell Starc’s bad run continues and was a bit expensive. Mitchell Marsh looked very good with bat and bowl and scored a brilliant half-century and picked up 2 crucial wickets.

Chasing a low total, the Aussies started their innings with a bang. Matthew Wade batted aggressively and scored 33 runs. Their middle-order was a worry going into this series and as expected they failed to make use of the good start. Mitchell Marsh’s fifty also went in vain as they did not cross the line in the end.

The Aussies need to figure out their problems in the middle-order quickly if they are to make a comeback in this series.

WI vs AUS Match Details

West Indies vs Australia, 2nd T20I, Australia tour of West Indies 2021.

Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

Date: 11th July 2021.

Time: 05:00 AM IST.

Live Score

WI vs AUS Weather Report

The Weather forecast says a 40% chance of rain during the game and overs can be reduced.

WI vs AUS Pitch Condition

Average total score: 157

Average 1st innings score: 159

(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played so far at this venue).

The first game saw a total of just 145 runs and proves that batting is not going to be that easy, but players like Andre Russell and Mitchel Marsh also batted very well. Anything above 160 can be considered a good total on this ground. Winning the toss and bowling first will be an ideal choice.

WI vs AUS Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 12

WI Won: 7

SA Won: 5

Tied: 0

No Results: 0

WI vs AUS Dream11 Team News

WI:

  • If their skipper Pollard is fit to play, Fidel Edwards is likely to miss out.

AUS:

  • They can bring in Ashton Turner in place of Ben McDermott to strenghten the middle order.

WI vs AUS Probable Playing XI

West Indies:

Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C)(subject to fitness), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Obed McCoy.

Australia:

Aaron Finch(C), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Top Picks for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

West Indies:

Andre Russell:

(1 M, 51 R, 51 A + 1 O, 1 W)

Russell was brilliant in the last game. He scored 51 runs with the bat and also picked up a wicket with the ball. Andre Russell is a very good option for Captain and Vice-captain in your WI vs AUS Dream11 Team.

Evin Lewis:

(1 M, O R, O A) Overall stats (41 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. He was dismissed for a duck in the last game but is a quality player to have.

Lendl Simmons:

(1 M, 27 R, 27 A)

Simmons is a very experienced player on the team. He performed brilliantly against South Africa recently. Simmons batted decently in the last game and scored 27 runs.

Kieron Pollard:

(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 missed the last game due to a niggle.

Obed McCoy:

(1 M, 4 O, 4 W)

McCoy was excellent with the ball in the last series and continued his dream run and picked up 4 wickets in the last game and is a must-have pick in your fantasy sides.

Dwayne Bravo:

(1 M, 2 O, 0 W)

Bravo is another experienced player in this format. He will bowl in the death and is known for his cutters. He got to bowl only 2 overs in the last game because the Aussies were bundled out in just 16 overs.

Chris Gayle:

(1 M, 4 R, 4 A) Overall stats (66 M, 1716 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 managed to score just 4 runs in the last game.

Hayden Walsh Jr:

(1 M, 4 O, 3 W)

He is a right-arm legspinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Walsh was fantastic in the last game and picked up 3 wickets from his 4 overs.

Fabian Allen:

(1 M, 8 R, 8 A + 3 O, 2 W)

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and can also score some handy runs with the bat. Allen bowled very well in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.

Nicholas Pooran:

(1 M,17 R, 17 A)

He is another aggressive batsman from the team who will bat in the middle order for his team. N Pooran did well with his captaincy but scored only 17 runs with the bat in the last game.

Shimron Hetymer:

(1 M, 20 R, 20 A)

He is a left-handed batsman who will bat in the middle order. Hetymer is not looking good with the bat and scored just 20 runs in the last game.

Australia:

Aaron Finch:

(1 M, 4 R, 4 A) Overall stats (72 M, 2350 R, 38 A)

He is the Captain of the team and will open the innings for the team. Finch is a very aggressive batsman but managed to score just 4 runs in the last game but is a world-class player and is a very good pick for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.

Mitch Marsh:

(1 M, 51 R, 51 A + 4 O, 2 W)

Mitchell Marsh is expected to bat at No 3 and bowl a few overs with the ball. He was brilliant in the last game and scored a fantastic half-century with the bat and also picked up 2 wickets with the ball and is a must-have pick.

Matthew Wade:

(1 M, 33 R, 33 A)

Wade will open the innings along with Aaron Finch. He batted very well in the last game and scored 33 runs.

Mitchell Starc:

(1 M, 4 O, 0 W) Overall stats (36 M, 135 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 was a bit expensive in the last game.

Josh Philippe:

(1 M, 1 R, 1 A) Overall stats (6 M, 106 R, 17 A)

Josh Philippe is a very young and talented batsman who will bat in the middle order. He was very good in his last series against New Zealand. Philippe managed to score just one run in the last game.

Daniel Christian:

(1 M, 10 R, 10 A + 2 O, 0 W)

He is almost at the end of his career and is coming back to the international scene after a long time. Christian looked poor with both bat and ball in the last game.

Ashton Agar:

(1 M, 3 O, 0 W) Overall stats (33 M, 111 O, 38 W)

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler who will bowl in the middle overs. Agar went wicketless in the last game but is a quality player.

Josh Hazlewood:

(1 M, 4 O, 3 W)

He will bowl in the power play and death. Hazlewood was the pick from the bowlers in the last game and picked up 3 wickets.

Adam Zampa:

(1 M, 3 O, 0 W) Overall stats (42 M, 143 O, 43 W)

He is a very good right-arm leg spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Zampa went wicketless in the last game.

Moises Henriques:

(1 M, 16 R, 16 A)

He is another very experienced player from the team and will bat in the middle-order and provide stability with the bat. Henriques scored 16 runs in the last game.

WI vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
M Wade

Batsmen:
L Simmons, E Lewis, A Finch

All-Rounders:
A Russell (Vc), M Marsh (C), D Christian

Bowlers:
D Bravo, M Starc, J Hazlewood, O McCoy

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Andre Russell
  • Mitch Marsh
  • Aaron Finch
  • Evin Lewis
  • M Starc

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.

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