West Indies will take on Australia in the 1st T20I of Australia’s tour of West Indies which is scheduled to be played on 10th July at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Australia is presently ranked fifth in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings, while the West Indies are ranked eighth. So far, the two sides have met 11 times in this format, with the West Indies winning six games and Australia winning five.
Despite fielding a strong side, West Indies were defeated 3-2 by South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series. Their bowling prowess is undeniable, but batsmen have failed to keep up to their potential. Their batter’s antics, like Chris Gayle’s, haven’t aided their chances, but their openers, Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis, have been impressive.
Meanwhile, the Australians are out in business after a long break, resuming their T20 World Cup efforts. Due to the withdrawal of several of their major players, Australia has chosen an inexperienced side. It will be a fantastic occasion for some individuals to secure their place in the team by playing effectively under Aaron Finch’s captaincy.
Probable Playing XIs
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Akeal Hosein, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards
Aaron Finch (C), Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Josh Hazlewood
Match: West Indies vs Australia, 1st T20I
Date and Time: 10th July, 5:00 AM IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
The pitch at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium offers a great deal of assistance to the pace bowlers. The pacers will get enough bounce off the surface in the initial phases and they would like to capitalize on it. We might see the spinners play a crucial role as the game progresses.
The team winning the toss would most probably opt to field first.
WI vs AUS Dream 11 Fantasy Suggestion
Matthew Wade, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Mitchell Marsh, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Captain: Evin Lewis Vice-captain: Aaron Finch