Australia vs West Indies: Australia will be going up against West Indies for a two-match T20I series and the first T20I of the two-match series is scheduled to be played at the Carrara Oval in Queensland on Wednesday. Both teams will be hoping to show their best XI to prepare for the T20 World Cup coming this month.
Match: Australia vs West Indies, T20 match 1 of 2
Date: 5th October 2022
Time: 01:40 PM IST
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Carrara Oval in Queensland.
Pitch Condition: The first T20 match will be played at Metricon Stadium. The pitch here is a balanced one. The average first innings score will be 155 runs. The team winning the toss may decide to bowl first.
Australia vs West Indies – Squad
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia vs West Indies – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Australia will be in need of some confidence before the World Cup after losing the three-match T20I series against India by 1-2. The team looked good during the India tour as they won the first game by four wickets. However, they could not keep the same in the next matches and ended up losing the next two matches by six wickets. While the batters were brilliant throughout the series, Australia needs to work on their bowling line-up. David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Starc have returned to Australia’s squad for this series and it will be a hope to them.
Coming to the West Indies team, it is a new era for the team as they have dropped the players like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shimron Hetmyer. A relatively young team will be going against Australia and also during the T20 World Cup under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran. West Indies also coming after a defeat in their last T20I series against New Zealand by 1-2. However, they won their last five-match T20I series against Australia by a margin of 4-1. West Indies have left Shimron Hetmyer from their squad as he missed the flight to Australia last day and he has been left out of the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup as well. Shamarh Brooks has been included in the squad instead of Hetmyer.
Australia vs West Indies – Face to Face
Australia and West Indies have faced each other in 17 T20I matches. Out of these 17 matches, Australia has won 7 whereas West Indies have come out victorious on 10 occasions.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Matthew Wade, Nicholas Pooran.
Batsmen: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Brandon King.
All-Rounders: Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Holder.
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Obed McCoy.
Captain: Jason Holder.
Vice-Captain: Matthew Wade.
Wicket-Keepers: Nicholas Pooran.
Batsmen: David Warner, Brandon King, Rowman Powell.
All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Holder.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.
Captain: David Warner.
Vice-Captain: Rowman Powell.
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