WI v AUS 2021: Third T20I preview

West Indies will look to seal the series in the third T20I.

West Indies take on Australia in the third T20I. | West Indies cricket Twitter West Indies will face Australia in the third T20I at Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Monday, 12 July (Tuesday, 13 July, 5 a.m. IST). The hosts will look to get an unassailable lead in the five-match series after winning the first two matches. 

Having won the first match after a shocking collapse from Australia, West Indies thrashed them by 56 runs in the second encounter. Nicholas Pooran would be a happy captain and his men will look to continue the rich vein of from, while the visitors will look to make amends.

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Shimron Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo come good with the bat in the last game, while young Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh Jr., and Sheldon Cottrell have had good outings with the ball. Andre Russell brought all his experience to play and not only provided strong finishes but also chipped in with key wickets and will look repeat the performances.

Lendl Simmons will hope to convert starts and Chris Gayle will be keen to get amongst the runs after failing in both the games. Fidel Edwards is expected to be out owing to the shoulder injury he picked in the last match.

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Australia, on the other hand, has a lot to ponder upon. They have failed to bat the full 20 overs in both matches. Mitchell Marsh has registered two 50s in as many games and will be looking for support from the middle order.

Captain Aaron Finch and other batsmen will hope to get a few runs under their belt. While Josh Hazelwood and Ashton Agar will want to keep performing well, Mitchell Starc will hope for better returns after going for more than 10 an over in both the games.

Adam Zampa and Dan Christian have been performing below average and Australia needs to sort out their batting woes and make a couple of changes to their bowling unit as well if they wish to make a comeback into the series

Predicted playing XIs:

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Mathew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Joshua Phillipe, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian/Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Swepson

West IndiesLendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (c) (wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr., Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell


By - 12 Jul, 2021

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