The second ODI between West Indies and Australia is set to take place at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Windies are no pushovers. Although they couldn’t muster a fight with the bat, Kieron Pollard and co. impressed in patches. They will bank on Hayden Walsh, who has tormented the Aussies in the last few matches, to come up with the goods as they seek a series-leveling win.
Australian outfit thumped them in the first game. While Mitchell Starc was the star of the show with a fifer, stand-in captain Alex Carey also came up with a valuable fifty. Australia will eye a series win with the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood in good form.
As seen in the previous game, the pitch is slightly on the slower side, with the batsmen having to bide their time in the middle before going big.
Predicted Playing XIs
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope/Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Matt Wade, Alex Carey (c&wk), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Wes Agar
Match: West Indies vs Australia, 2nd ODI
Date and Time: 23rd July 2021, at 12:00 AM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
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.