WI vs AUS: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI
Shai Hope is a good captaincy pick for this game.
Updated - Jul 20, 2021 7:25 pm
West Indies will host Australia in the 1st ODI of the three-match series. The venue for this encounter will be the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
This encounter will begin at 12:00 AM IST on July 21 (Wednesday).
After clinching the T20I series 4-1, West Indies would like to continue their sensational run in ODIs. On the other hand, Australia would be planning to change their fortunes. After all, this tour of Caribbean Island has been dreadful for them so far. Although the visitors put up some commendable performances, they weren’t able to perform as a unit.
With big guns like David Warner, Steve Smith, and Pat Cummins not in mix, Australia already had a depleted squad and now, they have been dented more with skipper Aaron Finch ruling out of the first ODI. Alex Carey will lead the Aussies in his absence. Hence, all the odds are in the home team’s favour and they would be determined to shine in the ODI leg as well.
Predicted Playing XIs for WI vs AUS:
Shai Hope (C), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (WK), Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd
Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (C & WK), Matthew Wade, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc
Captaincy Picks for WI vs AUS:
Although Hope didn’t feature in the preceding T20I series, West Indies would be counting on him to shine in the ODIs. The opener has been exceptional in the 50-over and his numbers speak it all. Hope averages over 50 in ODIs and also has 10 centuries under his game. Not to forget, he can also contribute with his wicket-keeping prowess.
Marsh will be the man to watch out for from the Australian camp. The all-rounder enjoyed a sensational run in the T20I leg, scoring half-centuries in three of the five games. He also picked up some crucial wickets and West Indies must be aware of him.
Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips for WI vs AUS
Shai Hope (C), Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Marsh (C), Josh Hazlewood, Sheldon Cottrell
Kieron Pollard (C), Evin Lewis, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey
Alex Carey, Shai Hope (C), Ashton Turner, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Mitchell Marsh (VC), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood