WI vs AUS Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Australia 5th T20I – 17 July 2021 (St Lucia). Andre Russel, Hayden Walsh, and Mitchell Marsh are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on Australia in the 5th T20I match of the five-match T20I series. Both teams would want to end the series on a positive note.
The batting department of West Indies has been performing collectively, whereas McCoy and Walsh have been their major wicket-takers. For Australia, Mitch Marsh has been their best player, whereas Finch also played a fine knock in the last game.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played in this series is 166 runs.
Total Games Played: 4; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 1
We can expect cloudy weather in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russel, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Australia – Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: West Indies vs Australia Fifth T20I Match
Date and Time: 17 July, Saturday – 5:00 AM IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Stadium, St. Lucia.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Lendl Simmons, Even Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Andre Fletcher.
Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, and Alex Carey.
Death Over Specialists
- Oshane Thomas and Obed McCoy
- Mitchell Starc and Riley Meredith
WI vs AUS Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Matthew Wade will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Wade will open the innings, whereas Pooran is not even getting a chance to bat. So, Wade will be a clear pick in this category.
WI vs AUS Fantasy Batsmen
Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Lewis scored 178 runs in the South Africa series at a strike-rate of 160.36, whereas Simmons has scored 144 runs in this series. Both of them will open the innings.
Aaron Finch will be our batsman from Australia. Finch has scored 2439 T20I runs at an average of 37.52, whereas his strike-rate has been 150.28. He is a brilliant T20 batsman, and he scored a half-century in the last game.
WI vs AUS Fantasy All-Rounders
Andre Russel and Fabian Allen will be our all-rounders from West Indies. Russel has scored 106 runs in the series at a strike-rate of 207.84, whereas he has scalped three wickets in bowling. Allen has scalped four wickets in the series at an economy of 6.86, whereas his batting S/R has been 168.18.
Mitchell Marsh will be our all-rounder from Australia. Marsh has scored 189 runs in the series at a strike-rate of 146.51, whereas he has scalped six wickets in bowling. He is in brilliant form, and he bats at the number three slot.
WI vs AUS Fantasy Bowlers
Riley Meredith and Mitchell Starc will be our bowlers from Australia. Meredith has scalped four wickets in just a couple of games, whereas Starc is not in great form, but he bowls at the death. Both of them are lethal pacers.
Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh Jr will be our bowlers from West Indies. Walsh has scalped 11 wickets in the series at an economy of 6.06, whereas McCoy has scalped five wickets in two games. Both of them are in brilliant form.
Match Prediction: West Indies will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Mitchell Marsh
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Hayden Walsh Jr and Aaron Finch
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