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Cricket Free Tips | West Indies vs Australia, 2021: 5th T20I

On Wednesday evening, Australia won their opening match on their white-ball tour of the Caribbean. Despite just needing 11 runs from the final over, West Indies ran out five dot balls before smashing a six from the penultimate ball. With the win for the visitors, the series is now 3-1, with the final IT20 still to be played. 

After reaching 25 in the penultimate over, West Indies had a great chance to win the game. They were unable to cross the line. They are deserving of a 4-1 series victory and should do it on Friday.

Australia will be happy to have won the series opener. With Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh in good form at the plate, they should put up a competitive total again.

 

Weather
It will be cloudy, with a high of 27 degrees throughout the contest.

 

Pitch
Despite some turns for the spinners, the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground pitch has been a nice one to bat on. Slower balls are the way to go, even though some swing is available for pacers early on. With the pitch projected to slow down as the match develops, slower balls are the way to go. Although the dimensions of the ground are not in their favour, the spinners will be crucial in the middle overs. Both teams will need wickets in hand since 170 is a competitive total at the venue. Both teams will want to pursue, with the conditions unlikely to change significantly from one innings to the next.

 

Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies
Nicholas Pooran (c&wk), Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Hayden Walsh, Dwayne Bravo, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein
Australia
Aaron Finch (c), Matt Wade (wk), Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff

 

West Indies vs Australia – 5th T20I, Dream 11:
Andre Russell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Matt Wade (wk), Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Oshane Thomas

 

Prediction
Match winner

  • West Indies

Winning the toss

  • West Indies

Top Batsman

  • West Indies – Lendl Simmons
  • Australia – Aaron Finch

Top Bowler

  • West Indies – Hayden Walsh
  • Australia – Adam Zampa

Most Sixes 

  • West Indies – Andre Russell
  • Australia – Matthew Wade

Player of the Match

  • West Indies – Lendl Simmons

Team Scores Batting First 

  • West Indies – 180+
  • Australia – 170+

 

The previous match ended in a high-octane conclusion, with numerous sixes and vital wickets falling. With both teams appearing quite comfortable with the bat in hand, we will predict another competitive game with West Indies will win the first T20I. Stay with Baji to enjoy the excitement of cricket!

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