The first T20I between Australia and West Indies is set to take place at the Daren Sammy National Stadium in Gros Islet.
West Indies is coming off a recent 5-match home T20I series defeat to the Proteas by a 2-3 margin. Even Lewis top-scored for the Windies in that series, smashing 178 runs in 5 games while Dwayne Bravo was the leading wicket-taker of the series.
Australians, meanwhile, are back in action after a long hiatus as they resume their T20 World Cup preparations. Led by Aaron Finch, the Aussies have a well-balanced squad filled with talent and experience.
Australia last played a T20I series in February-March when they toured New Zealand, they lost the 5-match series by a 2-3 margin.
- Matthew Wade
- Chris Gayle
- Evin Lewis
- Andre Russell
- Mitchell Starc
Predicted Playing XIs
West Indies Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, and Fidel Edwards
Australia Aaron Finch (c), Matt Wade, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, and Riley Meredith
The surface at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is a balanced one, with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer.
Match: West Indies vs Australia, 1st T20I
Date and Time: 10th July 2021, at 5:00 AM IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.
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