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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 38, Australia vs West Indies Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

While the Aussies are in with a great chance of qualifying for the semis, defending champions West Indies are already out of the competition.

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Preview

Australia and West Indies are set to cross swords in Match No.38 of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Saturday, November 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  The Caribbean team, led by Kieron Pollard, has already been knocked out of the competition after their 20-run loss to Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Kieron Pollard and Co. will be playing for nothing, but pride in the final Super 12 match. The Aaron Finch-led Aussies, on the other hand, must be brimming with confidence after they defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets on Wednesday. A win will almost help them qualify for the semi-final of the tournament.

Match Details

Match – Australia vs West Indies – Match 38

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a fairly good one for batting in the T20 World Cup. The teams have started to get big scores over the last few games. But bowlers are expected to have quite a bit of say. Chasing should be the way forward for teams.

Average first innings score: 142 (12 T20Is in Abu Dhabi in T20 World Cup 2021)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Australia

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis

West Indies

Chris Gayle/Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein/Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul/Oshane Thomas

Bench: Oshane Thomas/Ravi Rampaul, Hayden Walsh/Akeal Hosein, Andre Fletcher/Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 16, Australia – 6, West Indies– 10, N/R- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 5, Australia – 2, West Indies– 3, N/R- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Aaron Finch (Australia)

Aaron Finch has been in stupendous form in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. He is currently the leading run-scorer for the Aussies, having notched 121 runs at an average of 30.25 and a strike rate of 30.25. In the previous match, the right-hander smashed 40 runs off 20 balls and showed the kind of form he is in. The Caribbean bowlers can’t afford to drop their guard.

Probable best bowler of the match

Adam Zampa (Australia)

Adam Zampa has been the standout bowler for the Aussies in the tournament thus far. The leg-spinner is currently their leading wicket-taker with 10 scalps from four games at a stupendous economy rate of 5.93. He also picked up a five-wicket haul against the Tigers and looked in great rhythm. The West Indies batters need to be careful while facing him.

Today’s match prediction: Australia to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.