WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 5th T20I, Australia tour of West Indies, 2021.
West Indies will take on Australia in the 5th T20I at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
WI vs AUS 5th T20I Match Preview
The Windies finally lost their first game in the last match and have ended their winning streak. Although they have won the series, they will still be looking to win the last game ahead of the ODI series. Their key bowlers like Dwayne Bravo and Obed McCoy did not play in the last game, and hence, their bowling unit looked weak.
Bowling first in the last game, Hayden Walsh was just outstanding with the ball and picked up three wickets in his spell. He has picked up 11 wickets from his four games and will look to finish the series on a high. Oshane Thomas was allowed to play the last game and was a bit expensive but picked up a wicket. Allen and Russell also bowled well and picked up a wicket each.
From their batting, Simmons was brilliant with the bat and scored 72 runs. Evin Lewis also assisted him very well and scored 31 runs. Their middle-order did not perform very well, and as a result, they did not finish well. The Windies could make some changes going into this game and would look to finish the series on a good note.
The Aussies finally have something to feel good about on this tour after a close victory in the last game. Their batting was a major concern for them in this series, but they batted well in the last game and posted a total of 189 runs. Their skipper Aaron Finch looked very good with the bat in the last game and scored 53 runs.
Mitchell Marsh has been fantastic for the team both with the bat and bowl and is also the leading run-scorer in the series by scoring 189 runs. He was the pick from the batters in the last game, scored 75 runs, and picked up 3 wickets with the ball. Their middle-order again struggled to finish and could not take advantage of a good start.
Talking about their bowling, Riley Meredith was costly and could warm the bench going into this game. Adam Zampa bowled very well in the last game and ended his spell with the figures of 2/20. The Aussies will look to win this game and go into the ODI series with some confidence.
WI vs AUS Match Details
West Indies vs Australia, 5th T20I, Australia tour of West Indies 2021.
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Date: 17th July 2021.
Time: 05:00 AM IST.
WI vs AUS Weather Report
The Weather forecast does not look very good at the moment with around 70% chance of rain during the game.
WI vs AUS Pitch Condition
Average total score: 158
Average 1st innings score: 166
(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played so far at this venue).
All the games have been played on the same venue, and the pitch looks perfect to bat on with some assistance for the spinners. Winning the toss and batting first has been the trend from the last two games.
WI vs AUS Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 16
WI Won: 10
AUS Won: 6
No Results: 0
WI vs AUS Dream11 Team News
- DJ Bravo can come into the XI in place of Oshane Thomas.
- If Pollard is fit to play, he can replace Andre Fletcher in the playing XI.
- They can bring in Andrew Tye in place of Meredith.
WI vs AUS Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher/K Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (C & wk), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo/Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein/Kevin Sinclair.
Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith/Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendroff.
Top Picks for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
(4 M, 106 R, 106 A + 10 O, 3 W)
Russell is one of the best all-rounders on the team. He scored 24* with the bat but fell short of 4 runs, in the end, to take his team over the line. Russell also bowled 3 overs with the ball and picked up a wicket and is a very good choice of Captain and Vice-captain in your WI vs AUS Dream11 Team.
(4 M, 144 R, 36 A)
Simmons is a very experienced player on the team and will open the innings for the team. He batted very well in the last game and scored 72 runs.
(4 M, 85 R, 21 A + 0.2 O, 1 W)
Gayle is expected to bat at No three and is at the peak of his career. He batted very well in the third game but managed to score just 1 run in the last game.
(3 M, 61 R, 20 A + 8 O, 2 W)
Bravo is another experienced player in this format. He will bowl in the death and is known for his cutters. He is also performing well with the bat in this series. DJ Bravo was rested in the last game.
Hayden Walsh Jr:
(4 M, 16 O, 11 W)
He is a right-arm legspinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Walsh has been outstanding for his team so far in this series and picked up 3 wickets in the last game.
(2 M, 31 R, 15 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 opened in the last game and played a decent knock of 31 runs.
(4 M, 37 R, 37 A + 15 O, 4 W)
He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and can also score some handy runs with the bat. Allen has been performing very well in this series so far. He scored 29 runs with the bat in the last game and picked up a wicket with the ball.
(3 M, 11 O, 2 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler who will bowl in the powerplay and death. Sheldon Cottrell has been wicketless in the last 2 games.
(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 T20I series against South Africa and scored a fantastic half-century. He missed the last game due to a niggle.
(1 M, 2 O. 1 W)
Thomas is a very quick right-arm fast bowler who will bowl in the powerplay. He picked up one wicket in the last game but was a bit expensive.
(4 M, 189 R, 47 A + 11 O, 6 W)
Mitchell Marsh is expected to bat at No 3 and bowl a few overs with the ball. He has been outstanding for his team so far in this series. He scored 75 runs with the bat in the last game and also picked up 3 wickets with the ball and is a very good option for Captain and Vice-captain for WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.
(4 M, 93 R, 23 A)
He is the Captain of the team and will open the innings for the team. Finch was not looking good in the first three games but played an excellent knock of 53 runs in the last match.
(4 M, 61 R, 15 A)
Wade will open the innings along with Aaron Finch. He is getting good starts in this series but is yet to play a big knock for his team. Wade managed to score just five runs in the last game.
(4 M, 16 O, 1 W)
Starc is a world-class bowler but has not been in a good form lately. He bowled very well in the third game but went wicketless in the last game.
(4 M, 14 O, 2 W)
He is a very good right-arm leg spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Zampa bowled very well in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.
(1 M, 3 O, 0 W) Overall stats (8 M, 19 O, 7 W)
He is a left-arm fast bowler and has very good T20 numbers. Behrendroff went wicketless in the last game.
(3 M, 11 O, 4 W)
He will bowl in the power play and death. Hazlewood was brilliant in the first game but has been average since then. He did not play the last game.
(2 M, 7.5 O, 1 W)
He is a young right-arm fast-medium bowler who will bowl in the middle overs. Riley Meredith was very expensive in the last game but picked up a wicket.
WI vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction
This match is looking risky on Dream11 so try to play only Grand Leagues.
L Simmons, Chris Gayle, E Lewis
A Russell (Vc), M Marsh (C), D Bravo, Fabian Allen
M Starc, H Walsh, A Tye
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Mitch Marsh
- Andre Russell
- D Bravo (if plays)
- Chris Gayle
- Aaron Finch
- Lendl Simmons
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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.