Australia is currently behind the West Indies by 2-0 in the T20 series. This is a must-win game for the squad, or else they will lose the series. Australia is quite proud of its achievements, and what we’ve seen so far has just not been good enough.
The West Indies batted flawlessly in the second T20 and were never placed under any kind of strain. The West Indies T20 squad is the favorite to win this series and the T20 World Cup 2021 in a few months.
We might see some changes in both squads for this match, and there will undoubtedly be some nice betting possibilities to be had.
The West Indies vs. Australia 3rd T20 2021 will be contested on July 12th, 2021 at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
West Indies vs Australia Team Previews
For the second T20, the West Indies made a few unusual alterations to their lineup. Instead of Evin Lewis and Obed McCoy, the club added Andre Fletcher and Sheldon Cottrell. Evin Lewis and Obed McCoy were the two strongest performances for the West Indies versus South Africa, thus these substitutions were made more for the sake of experimentation than need.
West Indies is developing a strong core of players for the T20 World Cup in 2021, and this series is being utilized to put those players through their paces rather than simply seeking a win.
This means we should be prepared for more unexpected changes, even ones that might disrupt the team.
By far, the West Indian batting lineup outperforms the Australian lineup. Nothing is going to stop the players from attempting to hit sixes at every opportunity. We’ve had a lot of luck betting on the West Indies to hit more sixes than Australia, and we recommend it again.
It is not going to work every time, but so far so good!
In the preceding encounter, the West Indies bowled and fielded superbly. Andre Russell blasted sixes, took a wicket, and defended superbly! It’s wonderful to see him in West Indian regalia performing again.
Similarly, Hayden Walsh Junior, Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, and Fabian Allen have aided West Indies in assembling a respectable bowling outfit. Dwayne Bravo is also back to his best and making a significant contribution to the squad.
West Indies Squad
Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr
In the previous encounter, Australia played the worst game it could have envisioned. Mitchell Starc went for 49 runs in four overs without picking up a wicket, none of the batsmen put up a fight aside from Mitchell Marsh, and the lack of a finisher was painfully obvious.
It will take something extraordinary from one of the top-order batters to turn things around, but no one appears prepared to step up. Australia must make some changes to its team for this match, since losing the series and then making changes will be futile.
We believe Ashton Turner will replace Ben McDermott on the team. Alex Carey may also see action, and testing out Rilee Meredith or Andrew Tye is not a terrible idea.
Australia is up against a brick wall, and in the past, it has responded forcefully. The scenario may appear grim at the moment, but with a little tweaking, we believe Australia can field a far stronger eleven than it does currently.
Nothing Australia is doing right now is working, but it is not a fundamentally poor squad. It’s just bad form, and in T20 cricket, that can change rapidly. The market underestimates what it is capable of.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa. Traveling reserves: Nathan Ellis, Tanveer Sangha.
West Indies and Australia – Form guide
(last five completed matches)
West Indies – WWLWL
Australia – LLLWWLL
West Indies vs Australia Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. Both matches were won by the side that batted first, although when given the option, all of the leaders chose to chase.
West Indies vs Australia – Pitch and Conditions
The weather in St. Lucia has been pleasant, and there haven’t been many delays. There will be some rain on match day as again, but the prediction improves around the time the game begins, so we should be able to enjoy another complete 20 over a side encounter.
The pitch has been flat and lackluster in terms of speed. The increased bounce makes it simpler for the batters to hit sixes. The borders are also fairly tiny, posing less of a challenge to the smashers on the show.
West Indies vs Australia Betting Tips
We will favor Australia to win this match. Things appear grim, but we feel this is an excellent time to get ahead of the market. There might be some significant changes in the Australian team as helios raises its game. Australia was in a commanding winning position against the West Indies only one match ago.
It is unquestionably capable of winning again.
Australia is the favorite to win.
We also believe this will be a contest in which the bowlers will respond with stronger replies, preventing the batters from running riot. The preceding match was a high-scoring affair, and the old record of 330.5 was recently broken. We believe that betting on a low-scoring match is the best option here.