When and Where to Watch West Indies vs Australia Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 5th T20I
The Aussies would want back-to-back wins before the start of the ODI series.
Updated - Jul 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Overall, Australia have been lacklustre in their ongoing T20I series against the West Indies. The visitors lost the first three games and conceded the series to their opponents.
However, in the fourth match, Aaron Finch’s men managed to make amends, winning the game by a mere four runs. Mitchell Starc needed to defend 11 runs off the last over and he did it by bowling five dots in a row in the final over.
With the series at 1-4 in favour of the hosts, all Australia would want is back-to-back wins and take the momentum into the three-match ODI series that starts in a few days. The hosts, on the other hand, will want to shed the disappointment of the defeat in the previous match and take the field with a new zeal.
The pitch in St Lucia is again expected to be an excellent one for batting. Batting first and putting runs on the board should be the way forward for both teams.
Playing combination for WI vs AUS
Lendl Simmons has been the standout batter for the West Indies in the series. He has scored 144 runs at a strike rate of 130.90. Andre Russell is the other batter with over 100 runs. The rest of the batters have chipped in with useful contributions. Hayden Walsh Jr is the leading wicket-taker of the series with 11 scalps at an economy of 6.06. The other bowlers have lent him the apt support.
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
Mitchell Marsh is the leading run-scorer in the series and he has also scored three half-centuries. He looked a tad off-colour in the third match, but he has well and truly been able to make amends. Aaron Finch notched a fifty in the previous game and that should keep him in good stead. Josh Hazlewood has bowled well in the series and he might come back in place of Riley Meredith.
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 – 15 | West Indies – 9 | Australia – 6 | N/R – 0
In West Indies
Played – 8 | West Indies – 5 | Australia – 3 | N/R – 0
WI vs AUS Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 05:00 AM IST (July 17), 07:30 PM local time (July 16)
Live Streaming– Fancode