West Indies defeated Australia in the T20 series with a convincing 4-1 result. It was the West Indies’ first bilateral series victory against Australia in over 15 years. While the confidence from that victory will remain in the squad, there is no question that the hosts recognize that they must work harder in ODI cricket since they are still a young side.
Australia will be without a handful of its first-choice players. The roster is missing Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, David Warner, and Steve Smith. The squad will also be missing Aaron Finch, who is out with a hamstring issue that will be watched.
There are some crucial ODI World Cup Super League points at stake. West Indies is presently eighth in the rankings and needs several victories to get into direct qualifying.
There are several excellent betting chances available for this match and series, which we will attempt to investigate.
On July 21, 2021, the match will be contested at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Match Details to Know
Match – West Indies vs Australia – 1st ODI
Venue – Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Time – 12:00 AM IST, 21-JUL-2021
West Indies vs Australia Team Previews
The most recent ODI series played by the West Indies was against a Sri Lankan team, which the West Indies won 3-0. Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, and Darren Bravo all hit the century in that series, and they will once again head the batting lineup.
Kieron Pollard is the team’s captain, but it’s uncertain if he’ll be available for the first game of the series. He missed the whole T20 series due to an injury and may still be on the mend.
West Indies has a solid batting squad overall, but it struggles to control the tempo of the innings in 50-over cricket. Because there is so much more time, several of the West Indian batsmen appear to be confused about how aggressive they should be.
Still, the West Indies have a lot of batting depth with players like Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, and Fabian Allen in the squad. The majority of these players will be buoyed by their victory in the T20 series.
The West Indian bowling was noticeably better in the T20 series. However, their finest performances from that series are missing. There will be no Dwayne Bravo or Obed McCoy for the ODIs. This implies that Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, and Akeal Hossain will be among the bowlers leading the way for the West Indies.
When it comes to the West Indies, this is the element of the game that we are most worried about.
West Indies ODI Squad
Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (VC), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Philip, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd
Australia will be without a lot of first-choice players, but that does not imply that the team is weak by any means. Batting players such as Josh Phillipe, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, and Ben McDermott contribute significantly to the team’s success.
We are certain that Matthew Wade will continue to play for Australia, despite his consistently poor performance. Australia’s batting is not overly poor, and it has the temperament to adjust well to the 50-over style. Mitchell Marsh will be a player to watch if he can maintain the form he displayed in the T20 series.
The bowling attack is Australia’s true strength. The opening bout may include Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazelwood, Jason Behrendorff, and Adam Zampa. Mitch Marsh, Moises Henriques, and Ashton Turner are all capable of bowling.
The Australian bowling attack was placed under duress by a persistent onslaught in the T20 format, but we don’t believe the same approach would succeed in the ODIs. They should be able to have a lot more of an effect in the game’s 50-over structure.
Australia ODI Squad
Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Riley Meredith, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff.
West Indies vs Australia Toss Prediction
The side that wins the coin toss may choose to bat first. Getting runs on the board and then increasing pressure is the widely acknowledged approach in one-day international cricket.
West Indies vs Australia Pitch and Conditions
The weather prediction for this game is excellent. There is no rain forecast, so we should be able to watch the game without interruption. The pitch will be a little slower, and the bounce may be a little uneven at times.
After getting their eye in, batsmen may often play freely. A score of 280-300 is very certainly in the cards.
West Indies vs Australia Betting Tips
We will favor Australia to win this match. When it comes to the 50-over game, the West Indies are still far from complete. It just lost 3-0 to Bangladesh, and while many first-choice players were missing from that series, some of the same flaws can be found in this current group as well.
Australia’s batting isn’t as terrible as it appears, and its bowling attack is top-notch.
Australia is the favorite to win.