AUS vs WI Match Preview

One of the questions on everyone's minds is why Jason Holder is coming to bat in the number nine position. He used to provide terrific finishes to his teams and must bat higher in the batting order. West Indians will have to put up a better effort when they try to stop Australians. These issues with their batting order have plagued them for some time now. These batters lack consistency while playing in all the formats of cricket, and the problem is more acute in the T20I format. The good part is that they have all their top players available for them.

They can use the services of Andre Russell, a handy all-rounder to the team and an established all-rounder all across the globe in all the T20 tournaments he participates in. In the first game, the opening batters Brandon King and Johnson Charles appeared to be in great touch and put together 89 runs for the first wicket while chasing 214 runs. The West Indian management will be looking to bring in Roston Chase and, together with Russell, will try and support the frontline pacers such as Alzarri Joseph.

The Australian batting was in good form in the series' first game. The openers not only provided the start, but the finishers also did a commendable job to help the team raise a massive score. The Adelaide Oval is not a high-scoring venue. So, the Aussie players must do well again in the series. The highlight of the first game was undoubtedly the 70-run effort put together by David Warner. Although the middle order did not do as well as the top order, the skipper will expect middle-order batters such as Matthew Wade and Tim David.

The Australian middle order will be in the hands of Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh. These batters could not convert the starts they received in the first game. But they are always going to be threats to their opposition. The bowling attack is expected to be the same for this game as it was in the first match. This attack will be led by Adam Zampa, who will also lead the spin attack, and the pace bowling department will be in the hands of Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrendorff. Marcus Stoinis also bowled well in the last game.

Weather Report

We are expecting some cloudy conditions during the game. The temperatures during this contest will remain close to 32 degrees on the matchday. 

Pitch Report

We are expecting to get a balanced wicket at this venue in Adelaide. The Adelaide Oval surface will be helpful to both batters and bowlers. You can expect even bounce and carry from this track. Even the spinners might get some help from the track.

Notable stats

Mitchell Marsh has an outstanding record in recent T20I games for Australia.

Mitchell Marsh has a strike rate of 172.72 and an average of 82.33 in his last five games.

Sean Abbott has an excellent bowling strike rate for Australia.

Sean Abbott has picked up ten wickets from six games with a strike rate 12.5.

Team News

There are no major injury updates available for this contest. We expect entire teams to be up for selection for this contest, barring team changes.

AUS vs WI Probable 11

AUS Playing 11

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

WI Playing 11

  • Brandon King
  • Johnson Charles
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Roston Chase
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Rovman Powell (C)
  • Andre Russell
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Jason Holder
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Alzarri Joseph
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

You will find a lot of firepower in both teams' batting departments. These teams also have match-winning all-rounders on their rans. But the hosts, Australia, also have momentum on their side. They are also a more confident side, and West Indies will have to play out of their skins to beat them and remain alive in the series. So, we will bet with Australia to win.

Top Picks

Mitchell Marsh: Mitchell Marsh has an incredible record with the bat for Australia in recent games and has averaged 82.33 in his last five appearances with an excellent strike rate.

Alzarri Joseph: Alzarri Joseph has picked up 12 wickets from his last seven games with a strike rate of 13.25.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran has scored 302 runs in his last ten games with a strike rate of 158.94 and an average of 30.2.

Jason Behrendorff: Behrendorff has picked up nine victims from his last six games with a strike rate of 15.33.

AUS vs WI Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran , J Inglis

Batters: D Warner (C), M Marsh, J Charles, B King

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

Bowlers: A Zampa, A Joseph

AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction