AUS vs WI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 09, 2024
After whitewashing West Indies in the ODI series, Australia will now set its sights on the T20 series. The 3-match series begins on Friday with the first match scheduled to be played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Australia vs West Indies head-to-head record
Both teams have played 19 T20I to date. The West Indies have a slight edge with 10 wins, while Australia has won 9.
Australia vs West Indies Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
AUS vs WI Team Previews
Barring the shock loss in the 2nd Test match, Australia will be pretty happy with the way things have panned out in this tour. Playing with some fresh faces, the hosts will look to continue with the winning momentum.
The team will be led by Mitchell Marsh, who takes over from Steve Smith. The latter has been rested for this series. David Warner makes a comeback to the squad and will likely open the batting with Travis head. There are plenty of batting options for Australia to work around with as Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis will be featuring in the middle order.
Matthew Short, Josh Inglis, and Sean Abbott retain their places. The bowling unit does seem to be a bit understaffed as Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc continue to miss out, and Lance Morris, Spencer Johnson, and Xavier Bartlett too have been rested.
The seam attack will be led by Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, and Nathan Ellis, while Adam Zampa is the specialist spinner.
Australia Playing 11
Josh Inglis, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Timothy David, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.
While West Indies managed to level the Frank Worrell trophy, they meekly surrendered in the ODIs, unable to manage even a single win. However, they will look to put those losses behind them and make a winning start to the T20s.
West Indies will be able to select from a full-strength squad in this match. Rovman Powell will be leading the team for this series and will himself be a key player in the middle order. There is no dearth of batting prowess in the squad as it welcomes back the likes of Brandon King and Sherfane Rutherford.
They will join hands with Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and Shai Hope to form a destructive line-up. All-rounders Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles are also likely to find a spot in the playing eleven. The seam attack includes Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, and Oshane Thomas, while Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie will feature in the spin department.
West Indies Playing 11
Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.
AUS vs WI Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The Bellerive Oval offers a balanced track that is helpful to the quicker bowlers early on in the match. There is some swing on offer and the bowlers can also generate some good pace and bounce. However, the pitch gets easier to bat on as the match progresses. The team batting first will look to score around 170-180 runs here. The weather will remain cloudy but there is no forecast for rain.
The temperatures will remain below 20 degrees Celsius.
AUS vs WI Betting Tips
While the West Indies looked out of depth in the ODIs, they are likely to mount a good counterattack in the shortest format. Nevertheless, the hosts are up for any challenge and are likely to end up on top.
Bet on Australia to win.
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The pitch at Bellerive Oval allows the batsmen to play their shots and with the kind of batting talent that is playing this match, we are likely to see at least 1 big over.
Australia are likely to start their batting with Travis Head and David Warner. They are two of the best batsmen on the team and have been in good touch of late when it comes to the white ball format. We are therefore backing Australia to put up a higher opening partnership.
The Bellerive Oval has seen 5 scores of 70 or more, 3 of which have come in the last 6 matches. We are therefore expecting at least one batsman to play a big inning.