West Indies vs Australia, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 4th T20I match between WI vs AUS?
The hosts have already sealed the fate of the series.
Updated - Jul 14, 2021 1:48 pm
West Indies have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match series against Australia. After the series defeat at the hands of South Africa, the Caribbean unit, well and truly, have been able to make a comeback. The hosts have been unstoppable thus far.
The Aussies, on the other hand, have looked lacklustre, to say the least. Their batters have been in awful touch and their bowlers haven’t been able to build enough pressure either. The visitors will now be looking to salvage some pride going ahead in the series.
Match – West Indies vs Australia – 4th match
Venue – Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Time – 05:00 AM IST (July 15), 07:30 PM local time (July 14)
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in St Lucia has been a fairly good one for batting. Stroke-making hasn’t been all that tough by any stretch of the imagination. The spinners have also gotten a fair amount of assistance from the strip. Chasing should remain the way forward for both teams.
Avg score: 158 (16 T20Is in St Lucia)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 8, N/R – 0
Playing combination for WI vs AUS
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, 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
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
Played – 14 | West Indies – 9 | Australia – 5 | N/R – 0
In West Indies
Played – 7 | West Indies – 5 | Australia – 2 | N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Chris Gayle– West Indies
Chris Gayle wasn’t having the best of times in the T20Is that the Caribbean team was playing. However, in the third T20I against the Aussies, he showed his class, scoring 67 runs. He also became the first batter to amass 14,000 T20 runs and is in impressive form.
Probable best bowler of the match
Hayden Walsh Jr– West Indies
Hayden Walsh, without a shred of a doubt, has been the standout bowler in the series. He has picked up eight wickets thus far as has been a thorn in Australia’s flesh. Moreover, he is also the frugal bowler for the hosts with an economy rate of 5.83.
Today’s match prediction: West Indies to win the match.