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West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI – Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 20, 2021 • 18:42 PM View: 1105

Australia will take on West Indies in the first of the three ODIs on Wednesday. 

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI: Match Details

  • Date – Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • Time – 12:00 AM IST 
  • Venue – Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI Match Preview:

West Indies batting has been in great form lately. Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed will be back in the top order. Kieron Pollard is likely to return after missing the T20I series. 

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All-rounder Jason Holder will be the key player for Windies. There is a good chance Hayden Walsh might play this match after a stellar performance in the T20Is. 

Australia's batting faltered T20Is and the loss of Aaron Finch, at least in the first game, is a huge blow. Mitch Marsh will need to carry his form in the ODIs as well. Mathew Wade will have more responsibility on him at the top. 

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are in fantastic rhythm. Adam Zampa could prove to be the game-changer. 

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI Match Prediction:

It will be a closely contested series considering the form of West Indies and the lack of first-choice players for Australia. Windies might go past the Aussies in this game. 

West Indies vs Australia Head-to-Head(H2H):

  • Total – 140 
  • West Indies – 60
  • Australia – 74
  • Tied -
  • No Result - 3

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI Team News: 

  • Australia - Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the first ODI due to a knee injury. Alex Carey has been named as captain. 
  • West Indies - Kieron Pollard has hinted that Hayden Walsh might play in the ODI series even though he wasn't named in the original squad. 

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI Probable Playing XI:

  • West Indies - Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
  • Australia - Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(c), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

West Indies vs Australia, 1st ODI Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Alex Carey
  • Batsmen - Evin Lewis, Moises Henriques
  • All-rounders - Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh
  • Bowlers - Sheldon Cottrell, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc


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