Australia vs West Indies Match Prediction: The Sportsrush present before you Match Prediction of 2019 World Cup Match 10 between AUS and WI.
The 10th match of the ongoing ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 will take us back to the pristine batting conditions at hand at Trent Bridge. A stellar set of batsmen from West Indies and Australia will be on display tomorrow as they look to rake on a colossal amount of runs on the day.
What increases the anticipation of this encounter is the way both these sides traversed through their opening fixtures. West Indies find themselves in first position after leaving Pakistan in tatters with the incessant shorter pitched stuff followed by veteran opening batsman Chris Gayle’s quick fire half-century.
Elsewhere, Australia were equally clinical against Afghanistan. The seven-wicket win was a well rounded one with each player stepping up to contribute to see Australia reaffirm their status as front-runners for the coveted trophy.
Australia vs West Indies – What numbers suggest?
We’ve seen these two sides face-off against each 139 times in ODIs with Australia coming out on top. They’ve won 73 times as opposed to West Indies 60 wins with the three matches ending in a draw as well while three matches have been abandoned owing to murky weather conditions.
Away from home, it’s all level though with both the sides having played 14 matches with the 7 wins each for both the sides.
Australia vs West Indies – Key Battles
Pat Cummins vs Chris Gayle
We’ll build off the first key takeaway for the match with two players who’ll be opening proceedings for their sides in their respective departments. And it’s a battle which has ever been seen before in world cricket either with Pat Cummins coming into square off against the mercurial Chris Gayle.
On a surface which will offer next to nothing on it for the pacers, the overcast conditions will come to the rescue of Pat Cummins. If he can work up bounce from the surface and get the ball to move away from Gayle early on, the opener is all too likely in playing a false shot. He hates being peppered with the swinging stuff early on with the sudden elevation on the delivery leaving him flummoxed.
Jason Holder vs David Warner
The identity of our second key encounter remains of the same equation, epitomizing how crucial the opening stand is going to be for both the sides. Coming in for us in part two will be Australia’s David Warner up against West Indies’ Jason Holder, a battle which could eventually shape up the course the match ends up taking.
Ever since he’s returned to cricket after his ban, be it the IPL or the World Cup so far, David Warner has been someone who on current form is among the echelons of the best batsmen in the world. He’s been an extremely tricky proposition to send back to the pavilion, showing how well versed he is in understanding the conditions and playing out according to the need of the match.
His and Holder’s battle holds such importance given Holder’s ability to come rushing in and get massive purchase and bounce from the wicket. Holder has picked up just 7 wickets in his 40 overs against Australia with Warner never one of the scalps and he’ll be looking to shape the ball into the opener and try to catch him plumb in front of his wickets early on.
Australia vs West Indies – Match Prediction
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This promises to be a match where the big shots will be yielded by the over and the boundaries will flow in at a steady rate. We had the second-highest World Cup match being played at the same surface a couple of days back and with the identity of the power hitters in both these sides, set yourself to be divulged in much of the same.
What should ultimately shape this encounter is the more articulate pace battery and Australia just slightly manage to edge out West Indies in that department.
We’ll be in for an absolute cracker for a match with 300 being breached an extremely likely probability. Australia have more in them as a complete unit and should be able to see past West Indies on the day.