Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: West Indies vs Australia 2021 - 1st T20I
The 1st T20I of the five-match series between West Indies and Australia will be played at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
In the last five matches between the two teams, Australia have won one while West Indies have won 4. The last encounter between the two sides saw West Indies beat Australia by 6 wickets back in 2014.
Aaron Finch is the top run-scorer for Australia with 311 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 132. Matthew Wade has also made 258 runs at a strike rate of 147 from his last 9 matches.
Ashton Agar has been the best bowler for Australia and has picked up 11 wickets from his last 7 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 13 and an economy rate of 7.16. Adam Zampa has also picked up 10 wickets from his last 10 matches.
Australia will miss the services of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson and Steven Smith who have decided to rest before the upcoming hectic schedule.
Evin Lewis was the top run-scorer for West Indies against South Africa with 178 runs at a strike rate of 160. He struck 14 fours and 13 sixes. Lendl Simmons also made 72 runs at a strike rate of 116.
Dwayne Bravo was the best bowler for West Indies against South Africa and picked up 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 13 and an economy rate of 6.89. Obed McCoy took 9 wickets.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:
West Indies - Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards
Australia - Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith/Josh Hazlewood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Evin Lewis (West Indies), Aaron Finch (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Obed McCoy (West Indies), Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Most Sixes – Andre Russell (West Indies), Matthew Wade (Australia)
Player of the Match – Evin Lewis
Team Scores Batting first - West Indies 180+, Australia 170+
Match Handicap West Indies
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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