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

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.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle of West Indies hits 6. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview  

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 Details

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

Pitch Report

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

West Indies

Predicted XI

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

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 – 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.

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.