T20WC Preview: AUS vs WI

T20WC Preview: AUS vs WI
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T20WC Preview: AUS vs WI

The knocked-out defending champions will be looking to diminish the hopes of a semi-final berth of their arch-rivals in yellow. West Indies would like to put up a good show to give a dignified farewell to their 'champion' DJ Bravo who is set to retire today.

So much more is at stake for Australia who is tied at 6 points with South Africa although with a better run rate. They would need this win to take care of the eventuality of SA winning their last one. Run rate scenarios shall be clearer for Proteas when they play later in the day.

Head To Head 
Overall: West Indies lead 10-6
In T20WC: West Indies lead 3-2



Pitch has been better for batting off late and teams batting first scored 185+ in the last 3 matches and successfully defended it. Expect Australia to put runs on the board if they win the Toss.


Probable XI 

West Indies: Lewis, Gayle, Pooran, Chase, Hetmyer, Pollard, Russell, Holder, Bravo, Hosein, Ravi Rampaul  

Australia: Warner, Finch, Marsh, Smith, Maxwell, Stoinis, Wade, Cummins, Starc, Zampa, Hazlewood 


Warner vs Bravo: Average 36, SR 112
Maxwell vs Bravo: 59 runs for
4 dismissals 
Smith vs Bravo: Average 41, SR 139
Warner vs Rampaul: 47 runs at SR 162
Gayle vs Cummins: 68 runs at SR 188
Gayle vs Zampa: 100 runs at
SR 256
Pollard vs Zampa: Average 48, SR 179
Pollard vs Cummins: 38 runs for
3 dismissals
Russell vs Starc: 42 runs in 20 balls, no dismissals
Russell/Pollard/Hetmyer vs Right Arm Spin: Average
below 18
Pooran vs Right Arm Spin: Average 58


Key Players


Openers: Both the experienced men at the top have got it going especially Finch who has looked in immaculate control. They will be tasked with making the majority of runs against a toothless attack in this all-important game.

Adam Zampa: Riding on the confidence of a 5 wicket haul in the last game, Zampa will be looking to bowl more attacking. The prime hitters of the West Indies lineup don't have a great record against Right Arm Spin either.

West Indies

Evin Lewis: Clicked against the best attack of the tournament and failed against the rest. He hasn't reached double-digit scores in the rest of the 3 putting barring South Africa where he made a fantastic fifty. He has been in great touch this year and is due for another big knock.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran has 2 back to back forties in the last 2 innings against BAN & SL but have failed against the rest. Plays at a key position and is a must-have in the Dream XI.

Jason Holder: Plenty of experience keeps him in the middle of all-around action and very rarely he fails in both innings. A safe bet for today and should fetch 30 points at the very least.


Dream XI Prediction

Captain Picks

  • Aaron Finch
  • David Warner
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Jason Holder (Risky)

If Australia bats first, choose the below team.

If Australia are put in to chase, pick the below team

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