ICC World Cup 2019: Match 10, Australia vs Windies, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Previously, the Aussies rolled over the Windies in an unofficial warm-up match in Southampton.
Published - Jun 5, 2019 3:32 pm | Updated - Jun 5, 2019 3:32 pm
Australia won both their warm-up matches and then went on to beat Gulbadin Naib’s Afghanistan in their first match of the World Cup at the County Ground in Bristol. The Aussies churned out an all-round show and the won the game comprehensively with 91 deliveries to spare. Aaron Finch and Co are now scheduled to lock horns with the mighty Windies on Thursday at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Previously, the Aussies got the better of the Caribbean team in the unofficial warm-up game in Southampton. Finch’s men can draw confidence from that victory as well. The Windies, on the contrary, had an outstanding day against Pakistan and won by seven wickets. They emerged victorious with 36.2 overs to spare and owing to that Jason Holder’s men are at the top of the table with an NRR of +5.802.
It won’t be a surprise if the game gets washed out due to rain. From morning at 9 AM to evening at 7 PM, there is a chance of heavy rain. Even if the match takes place, the DLS Method is most likely to come to the fore. The clouds would be there throughout game time. The atmosphere will be pleasant with the temperature around the 17 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 40s and 50s.
Trent Bridge has always been a batting paradise. But the Pakistan fast bowlers showed that the track has something for the pacers as well. The world-record strip was used last time around and it’s not known whether the same strip would be used or not. Bearing in mind the conditions, fielding first after winning the toss should be the way forward for both the teams.
The Aussies are most likely to go in with the same combination. David Warner finding his feet should be the most relieving element for the team. Aaron Finch has also looked in good touch over the past few months. Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith missed out last time and they’ll want to step up and deliver.
The bowling unit had a decent day in the office previously. Barring Nathan Coulter-Nile, all the bowlers picked up wickets. Pat Cummins’ has been one of Australia’s biggest positives and he’ll be looking to carry on with his form. Zampa got three wickets but would want to work on putting a lid on the run-scoring.
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
The Caribbean team won’t want to tinker with their lineup. Chris Gayle is looking at his brutal best and even Shai Hope is going through a purple patch. Darren Bravo’s form remains to be a matter of concern as he’s straining to get even double-digit scores. Nicholas Pooran played a breezy knock the other day. The world’s also pretty aware of the threat Andre Russell and Shimron Hetmyer pose.
Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, and Ashley Nurse are no mugs with the bat. Russell, Holder are crucial elements with the ball. The focus will also be on speedster Oshane Thomas, who bowled with venom against Pakistan. Sheldon Cottrell can also run through a batting lineup with his sheer pace.
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Probable Top Performer
Aaron Finch – Australia | Chris Gayle – Windies
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 local
The prediction is for Australia to win the match