AUS vs WI Match Preview

Mitchell Marsh will be leading the Australian team, taking over from Steve Smith who has been given a rest for this series. David Warner is making a comeback to the squad and is likely to open the batting alongside Travis Head. Australia has a number of batting options to choose from, including Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis who will feature in the middle order.

Matthew Short, Josh Inglis, and Sean Abbott have retained their places in the team. However, the bowling unit seems to be a bit understaffed as Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc are still unavailable, and Lance Morris, Spencer Johnson, and Xavier Bartlett have also been rested.

The seam attack will be led by Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, and Nathan Ellis, while Adam Zampa will be the specialist spinner.

In this match, the West Indies will have the luxury of choosing from a fully fit squad. Rovman Powell, who will be leading the team for this series, will also play a crucial role in the middle order. The squad is not lacking in batting talent, as it welcomes back Brandon King and Sherfane Rutherford.

They will join forces with Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and Shai Hope to create a formidable lineup. All-rounders Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles are also expected to secure a place in the starting eleven. The seam attack will consist of Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, and Oshane Thomas, while Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie will contribute to the spin department.


Weather Report

The weather will remain cloudy but there is no forecast for rain. The temperatures will remain below 20 degrees Celsius. 


Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Romario Shepherd: Excellent Value

Romario Shepherd has been a consistent performer for the West Indies. In his last 6 outings, Shepherd has picked up 11 wickets at a bowling strike rate of 11.45.

Team News

Matthew Short is likely to be unavailable due to an injury. 


AUS vs WI Probable 11

AUS Playing 11

  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Travis Head
  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh (C)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Tim David
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Adam Zampa
  • Sean Abbott

WI Playing 11

  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Shai Hope
  • Rovman Powell (C)
  • Jason Holder
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Johnson Charles
  • Andre Russell
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Roston Chase
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Akeal Hosein
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing Australia to win this match. The team was clinical in its performance during the ODIs and that will give them a psychological advantage. Also, the West Indies’ T20 record in Australia isn’t that inspiring. Nevertheless, we can expect a good fightback from them. 


Top Picks

Travis Head: Travis Head has scored 209 runs in his last 6 innings at an average of 34.83 and a strike rate of 174.16.

Mitchell Marsh: Marsh has scored 259 runs in his last 5 outings at an average of 86.33 and a strike rate of 170.49.

Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran is known for his explosive batting. He has scored 325 runs in his last 10 outings at a strike rate of 157.00. 


AUS vs WI Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran

Batters: D Warner, T Head, M Marsh, R Powell

All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), A Russell (VC), M Stoinis

Bowlers: J Hazelwood, J Behrendorff, A Joseph

AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction