WI vs AUS Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI – 21 July 2021 (Barbados). Shai Hope, Mitchell Marsh, Evin Lewis, and Mitchell Starc are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on Australia in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. Both teams will play for 20 points of the ODI Super Series in this game.
Shai Hope and Evin Lewis are the openers of the West Indian side, whereas Bravo, Pooran, and Mohammed will handle the middle-overs. Alzarri Joseph is a brilliant wicket-taker, whereas Jason Holder will also return to the side. For Australia, Aaron Finch will miss this game, whereas Philippe can make his debut. Mitch Marsh would want to continue his rhythm, whereas Starc & Hazlewood needs to improve their bowling.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score in the last four ODI games played at this venue is 166 runs.
Last Four ODI Games; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 1
We can expect cloudy weather in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Alarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
Australia – Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: West Indies vs Australia First ODI Match
Date and Time: 21 July, Wednesday -12:00 AM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, and Jason Mohammed.
Josh Phillipe, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, and Alex Carey.
Death Over Specialists
- Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph
- Mitchell Starc and Andrew Tye
WI vs AUS Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Shai Hope and Alex Carey will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Hope scored 258 runs at an average of 86.00 in the last Sri Lankan ODI series, whereas his overall ODI average is 52.94. Carey has scored 1091 ODI runs at an average of 36.37, and he has been decent in the 50-overs format. Both of them are reliable players.
WI vs AUS Fantasy Batsmen
Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Lewis scored 181 runs at an average of 60.33 in the last Sri Lankan ODI series, whereas Bravo scored 149 runs at 74.50. Both of them are top-order players, and they can be destructive on their day.
Josh Phillipe will be our batsman from Australia. Phillipe can make his ODI debut in this game, and he has proved his talent in the BBL10.
WI vs AUS Fantasy All-Rounders
Jason Holder and Jason Mohammed will be our all-rounders from West Indies. Holder has scalped 139 ODI wickets in his career, whereas he has scored 1837 runs with the bat. Mohammed scalped six wickets in the last Sri Lankan series, whereas he is a handy customer with the bat. Both of them are reliable all-rounders.
Mitchell Marsh will be our all-rounder from Australia. Marsh scored 219 runs in the T20I series at an average of 43.80, whereas he scalped eight wickets in bowling. He is in very good form and cannot be dropped.
WI vs AUS Fantasy Bowlers
Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will be our bowlers from Australia. Starc has scalped 184 ODI wickets in 96 games, whereas Hazlewood has 88 ODI scalps in 54. Both of them are experienced pacers.
Alzarri Joseph will be our bowler from West Indies. Joseph has scalped 54 ODI wickets in just 34 games, and he has a decent record on this ground.
** Alternative Changes: Mohammed and Carey out; Allen and Wade In **
Match Prediction: West Indies will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Shai Hope and Mitchell Marsh
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo
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