Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: West Indies vs Australia 2021 - 5th T20I
The 5th T20I of the five-match series between West Indies and Australia will be played at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
LIVE SCORES - West Indies vs Australia 2021 - 5th T20I
West Indies might have taken an unassailable lead in the series but they tried to make too many changes in the 4th T20I and paid the price. With Kieron Pollard, Obed McCoy and Fidel Edwards already injured, the team decided to bench Shimron Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo which affected their balance.
Bravo should make a return to the side in place of the wayward Oshane Thomas. Kevin Sinclair might also get the nod.
Australia brought in Jason Behrendorff in place of Josh Hazlewood and are expected to remain unchanged.
Lendl Simmons is the top run-scorer for West Indies with 144 runs at a strike rate of 130. He has struck 16 fours and 7 sixes. Andre Russell has also made 106 runs at a strike rate of 207.
Hayden Walsh has been the best bowler for West Indies and has picked up 11 wickets while bowling at an average of 8 and an economy rate of 6.06.
Mitchell Marsh is the top run-scorer for Australia with 189 runs at a strike rate of 146. He has struck 15 fours and 9 sixes. Aaron Finch has also made 93 runs at a strike rate of 114.
Mitchell Marsh has been the best bowler for Australia and has picked up 6 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 6.90.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:
West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Sheldon Cottrell
Australia - Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Starc, Riley Meredith, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Aaron Finch (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Hayden Walsh (West Indies), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – Andre Russell (West Indies), Matthew Wade (Australia)
Player of the Match – Lendl Simmons
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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