WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI
Alex Carey will be going to be the 26th player to captain Australia in the ODIs.
Updated - Jul 20, 2021 2:49 pm
After successfully winning the T20 series 4-1, West Indies will now play a 3-match ODI series against Australia, starting from July 21st. West Indies last played an ODI in March, where they comfortably whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0. Kieron Pollard, who missed out on the T20I series due to injury, is back in the squad.
Meanwhile, adding to their wounds, Australia will miss skipper Aaron Finch for the 1st ODI due to knee injury and wicket-keeper batter Alex Carey will lead the team in his absence. The last time they played an ODI was in December 2020, when they won the series 2-1 against India. Australia are a completely different side in the 50-over format and we can expect them to bounce back in this series.
West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: July 21st, at 12:00 AM IST and July 20th, at 2:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s one of the best wickets to bat in the West Indies. It’s a flat surface with not much assistance for the bowlers, though there will be a challenge for the batters in tackling the new ball. Whoever wins the toss should bat first.
Probable Playing XIs WI vs AUS:
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen / Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Jason Mohammad / Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd /Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joesph
Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (c), Daniel Christian /Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Top Picks for WI vs AUS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Evin Lewis is in stunning form at the moment. He was the second-highest run-scorer for West Indies in the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. He has scored 181 runs in 3 matches at an average of 60.33, with the highest score of 103.
Moises Henriques has been in and out of the Australian squad so many times. Now, the New South Wales star has a point to prove. He has scored 105 runs in his ODI career and has picked up 8 wickets as well.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Mitchell Marsh had a fantastic T20I series on the Caribbean soil with both bat and ball. He is expecting the same performances in the ODIs as well. In his ODI career, he has accumulated 1615 runs in 56 innings and scalped 49 wickets as well.
Jason Holder gives a perfect balance for West Indies in the 50-over format. His return will be a big boost for his side. Holder has picked up 139 wickets in 118 ODI matches and has scored 1837 runs with the bat.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Sheldon Cottrell will be a good pick for your fantasy teams. The Caribbean pacer has 49 wickets to his name in 35 ODIs.
Josh Hazlewood is ranked 7th in the ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings. He always bowls consistent line and lengths, and has picked up 88 wickets in 54 ODIs with the best figures of 6 for 52.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
West Indies’ vice-captain Shai Hope had an excellent home series against Sri Lanka, where he ended up being the leading run-scorer in that series with 258 runs in 3 matches, averaging 86. He scored one century and 2 half-centuries.
WI vs AUS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (Career ODI stats)|
|Shai Hope||3547 runs|
|Evin Lewis||1791 runs|
|Mitchell Marsh||1615 runs and 49 wickets|
|Jason Holder||139 wickets and 1837 runs|
|Josh Hazlewood||88 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Matthew Wade, Shai Hope, Moises Henriques, Evin Lewis (vc), Shimron Hetmyer, Mitchell Marsh (c), Jason Holder, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Nicholas Pooran, Alex Carey (vc), Shai Hope (c), Moises Henriques, Kieron Pollard, Josh Philippe, Shimron Hetmyer, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Akeal Hosein
WI vs AUS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shimron Hetmyer is a confident young batter who can clear the fence with ease. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Mitchell Starc has got pretty good numbers in the ODIs with 184 wickets. He will lead the Australian bowling attack in this series. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Jason Behrendorff hasn’t played any ODIs since the 2019 World Cup. It will be challenging for him to straight away make a come back. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.