WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: The 5th T20I of the Australia Tour of West Indies 2021 will be played between West Indies and Australia at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
WI vs AUS Match Preview
West Indies and Australia are all set to take it to the 5th and final T20I on Saturday. They have played four matches against each other in this five-match T20I series so far where West Indies won three matches and is leading the series by 3-1.
After losing three back to back T20I against the Windies, Australia finally managed to win the fourth T20I on Thursday.
Talking about the match, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, Australia racked up 189 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of 4 wickets. Aaron Finch, who wasn’t that impressive in the first few T20I, looked in great touch in the 4th match and smashed 53 runs at the top to give Australia a good start. Except for Finch, Marsh was another man who starred with the bat and smashed 75 runs.
Coming to chase, West Indies got a good start as both their openers shared an important 62 runs partnership for the first wicket. West Indies was in the driving seat for almost the first half of the second innings. However, Mitch Marsh’s 3-24 brought Australia back in the match.
In the final over of West Indies’ chase, when 11 runs were needed with Andre Russell on strike, Mitchell Starc used all his experience and bowled five consecutive dot balls before being hit for a six off the final delivery to hand his side a 4 run victory.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 5th T20I of the Australia Tour of West Indies 2021 between West Indies and Australia on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
WI vs AUS Match Details
- Match: West Indies vs Australia, 5th T20I
- Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
- Time: 5:00 AM (IST)
- Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
WI vs AUS Weather & Pitch Report
The temperature is expected to hover around 30 Degree Celsius on the matchday with 70 per cent humidity and 6 km/hr windspeed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
The pitch at Darren Sammy Stadium is a dry surface with not much grass on it. The ball comes quite easily onto the bat and the wicket slows up a little in the latter half. The spinners have also gotten a fair amount of assistance from the strip. Chasing should remain the way forward for both teams.
West Indies & Australia Squads
West Indies Squad
Kieron Pollard (C), Chris Gayle, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Fidel Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Andre Fletcher, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy.
Aaron Finch (C), Matt Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner, Riley Meredith, Alex Carey, Wes Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Mitch Swepson, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott.
WI vs AUS Predicted Playing XI
Dream11 probable playing XI prediction for 5th T20I of Australia Tour of West Indies 2021 between West Indies and Australia at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
West Indies Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Akeal Hosein, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh, Andre Fletcher.
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (WK), Daniel Christian, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith / Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies vs Australia Head-to-Head
- Total Matches Played: 15
- Matches Won by Australia: 7
- Matches Won by West Indies: 8
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 166 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
West Indies & Australia Recent Form
WI vs AUS Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (In This Series)|
|Mitchell Marsh||189 Runs & 6 Wickets|
|Lendl Simmons||144 Runs|
|Hayden Walsh||11 Wickets|
|Andre Russell||106 Runs & 3 Wickets|
|Aaron Finch||93 Runs|
WI vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran
- Batsmen: Moises Henriques, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch
- All-Rounders: Fabian Allen, Mitchell Marsh, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Sheldon Cottrell, Riley Meredith
- Captain: Mitchell Marsh
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Wade
- Batsmen: Ashton Turner, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
- Captain: Lendl Simmons
- Vice-Captain: Matthew Wade
WI vs AUS Probable Winner
West Indies is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.