WI vs AUS Match Prediction - Who will win today's third T20I?

West Indies vs Australia, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd T20I match between WI vs AUS?

Mitchell Marsh is the leading run-scorer of the series, but he hasn't gotten much support from the others.

Chris Gayle and Mitchell Starc
Chris Gayle and Mitchell Starc. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview  

Australia have faltered thus far in the five-match T20I series against the West Indies. In both the first two games, the hosts failed to track down targets.

The Caribbean bowlers, on the other hand, managed to keep the run-chasing in check. The third game of the series is set to take place on Monday, July 12.

The match a must-win affair for the visitors if they want to stay alive in the series. The hosts, meanwhile, will be looking to seal the fate of the series and show their consistency.

Match Details

Match – West Indies vs Australia – 3rd match

Venue – Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Time – 05:00 AM IST (July 13), 07:30 PM local time (July 12)

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch in St Lucia has helped the bowlers to a large extent, especially in the second half of a game. However, the batters have been able to play their shots as well. But batting should remain the way forward in the third encounter.

Avg score:  158 (15 T20Is in St Lucia)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 7, N/R – 0

Playing combination for WI vs AUS

West Indies

Predicted XI

Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer/Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (C and WK), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy

Bench: Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh Jr, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair, Shimron Hetmyer/Kieron Pollard

Australia

Predicted XI

Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Moises Henriques, Ashton Agar, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Bench: Ashton Turner/Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith

WI vs AUS Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 13 | West Indies – 8 | Australia – 5 | N/R – 0

In West Indies

Played – 6 | West Indies – 4 | Australia – 2 | N/R – 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Mitchell Marsh– Australia

Mitchell Marsh is currently the leading run-scorer of the series. The right-hander has looked the most accomplished of the Aussie batters as he has 105 runs under his belt at an average and strike rate of 52.50 and 143.83. He can’t afford to drop his guard.

Probable best bowler of the match

Hayden Walsh Jr– West Indies

Hayden Walsh Jr is one of the primary reasons behind the West Indies’ dominating run in the series. The leg-spinner has picked up six wickets and is the leading wicket-taker of the series. His economy rate of 6.50 means that he hasn’t allowed the Aussie batters to dominate.

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.