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International Matches West Indies vs Australia

West Indies vs Australia – 1st T20 Match Prediction and Tips

It is unusual to witness a five-match T20 series between two major international sides. In reality, we don’t see much bilateral T20 cricket between the West Indies and Australia. You might be surprised to learn that this is the first T20 international between these two sides since March 2018.

Betting and match predictions for the WIndies versus Australia T20 series 2021 cannot be based on records because so much has changed since the last time these two sides met.

West Indies is coming off a series loss at home to South Africa and will be aiming for better results against Australia. A five-match series against the current World Champions is the perfect preparation for the T20 World Cup 2021 for the visitors.

On July 9, 2021, the match will be held at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.

West Indies vs Australia Team Previews

West Indies

WIndies attempted to play the type of cricket for which it has become famous in T20 leagues across the world, but it backfired against South Africa. By all accounts, that was a series it should have won, but the batting plan of simply attempting to smash every ball out of the park did not work.

The only two batters to make an impression in the series were Evin Lewis and Kieron Pollard.

Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, and Andre Russell’s lack of runs would be quite worrying. West Indies also does not have a fixed opening par. Andre Fletcher would feel cheated if he was benched after two strong starts and replaced by Lendl Simmons.

Simmons likewise performed admirably, but not well enough to secure his position.

Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder have yet to find a regular spot in the starting eleven, and this series may give them another chance. Fabian Allen is a valuable player to have on the team, but an injury knocked him out of the final against South Africa, and he may be unable to participate in the opening match.

West Indian batting does not appear to be very steady right now. The Total number of Sixes is the only betting market we would consider.

Dwayne Bravo and Obed McCoy had a great series with the ball against South Africa, picking up a ton of wickets. Andre Russell has also been bowling regularly, which is a major plus for the West Indies.

Add Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle to the mix as all-rounders, and you’ve got a lot of choices.

West Indies attempted a lot of bowlers to round out their assault, and we believe they will continue to do so. Sheldon Cottrell and Kevin Sinclair might see action in the first match.

Bravo and McCoy to take wickets might be a nice betting market to look into.


Australia will begin its preparations for the T20 World Cup, and while many positions in the team are fixed, there will be more than a few individuals looking to make an impact. The majority of the senior players are available for this series, so we’ll get a good picture of where Australia stands right now.

Aaron Finch has one of the finest records in T20 internationals when it comes to starting the batting. He is also the captain, therefore he will bat at the position of his choice. Finch’s record has been inconsistent, although he has two fifties in 2021 and is scoring runs at a rate of 49.25.

Josh Phillipe is anticipated to be Finch’s starting partner. He is highly regarded in Australia, but we believe he has yet to establish his worth in international cricket. Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, and Alex Carey may all compete for middle-order spots.

We sincerely hope Australia moves on from Matthew Wade, but for some reason, despite never taking his opportunities, he virtually always finds himself in the starting eleven.

Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, and Ashton Agar are three guys that provide this squad a lot of options. Marsh and Agar are extremely certain to play, but all three are equally likely.

Mitchell Marsh’s power-hitting has developed dramatically in recent years, and he is one of our players to keep an eye on in this series. Dan Christian and Ashton Agar are both quality bowlers who will be difficult to score against in the Caribbean.

Australia’s bowling lineup is stacked. Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Rilee Meredith, and Josh Hazelwood may all be in the starting eleven, but the team has a plethora of other excellent bowling alternatives.

Australia may simply opt to rotate some of its players without missing a beat or weakening its team in any way.

West Indies vs Australia Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will most likely prefer to bat first. The side fielding first has won 13 of the 23 ODI internationals played here. Although not a significant advantage, it should be considered when placing your bets.

Pitch and Conditions

The Darren Sammy Stadium has excellent batting conditions. The surface offers considerable speed and bounce, which should aid bowlers while still allowing batsmen to play their strokes. The weather for this match is predicted to be pleasant, and while a few innocuous clouds may be present; there should be no extended breaks or reductions in overs.

A score of about 170 is considered average for the surface.

West Indies vs Australia Betting Tips

West Indies has a strong record versus Australia; but their matches have been played so long ago that we don’t want to place too much emphasis on that. The current dearth of batting performances from veteran batsmen is more concerning; as is the fact that West Indian bowling is still in flux.

Australia’s batting has depth, and while it lacks the punch of the West Indies, it is still extremely potent. The edge provided by Australia’s bowling assault may prove pivotal.

Given both teams’ six-hitting potential, we believe this is a reasonably safe bet. Ten to eleven sixes in each inning are not out of the question; and we feel quite confident in suggesting this wager.

Again, the overwhelming power in both hitting lineups makes this wager a no-brainer. In one of the matches against South Africa, the West Indies scored 20 runs in the first over! Australia is also capable of assisting you in winning this bet.