Mitchell Starc is the leading wicket-taker in this series with 8 scalps.
Inspiring batting performances from Nicholas Pooran and all-rounder Jason Holder helped West Indies pulled off a 5 wicket victory over Australia to level the 3-match ODI series 1-1. They showed a lot of courage in the 2nd ODI after an embarrassing defeat in the 1st match of the series.
Meanwhile, Australia will be really disappointed at handing a 5-wicket victory to West Indies, after being in control for most of the match in the 2nd ODI. Mitchell Starc has been mind-blowing in this series, and West Indies batters currently don’t have any answers to his pace. With the series squared at 1-1, they will be aiming to clinch the series.
West Indies vs Australia, 3rd ODI
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: July 27th, at 12:00 AM IST and July 26th, at 2:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
The spinners are getting a good amount of turn and it’s difficult to go against them, and if the pacers do hit the right areas, they will also reap maximum rewards. Overall, the surface is well made for the bowlers and the batters need to toil really hard to score runs.
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Probable Playing XIs for WI vs AUS:
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo / Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammad, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joesph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (c), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Wes Agar, Riley Meredith / Josh Hazlewood
Top Picks for WI vs AUS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Kieron Pollard had a bad game in the 2nd ODI, where he couldn’t read the wrong’un from Adam Zampa. He has a half-century to his name in this series and he is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Josh Philippe made a good debut in the 1st ODI of the series. He timed the ball really well and scored 39 runs at an excellent rate. In 2 matches in this series, he has collected 55 runs at a strike rate of 83.33.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Jason Holder deserves a lot of credit for his batting, especially in the 2nd ODI. The way he played under pressure deserves a standing ovation. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 52 runs and has picked up a wicket.
Mitchell Marsh wasn’t able to replicate the same performances of T20Is in this ODI series, but we know he is a talented player and can prove his worth in the decider.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Akeal Hosein bowled some unplayable deliveries in the 2nd ODI and dismissed Moises Henriques, Alex Carey and Ashton Turner. The 28-year-old left-arm spinner has scalped 5 wickets in this series.
Mitchell Starc is having a wonderful ODI series with the ball. He picked 5 wickets in the 1st ODI and returned with the figures of 3/26 in the 2nd game of the series.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
West Indies’ vice-captain Shai Hope is ranked 8th in the ICC ODI rankings. He played Australian seamers very well in the 2nd ODI and hit 6 fours in his innings, before getting dismissed for 38 runs from 43 balls.
WI vs AUS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Nicholas Pooran, Alex Carey, Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard, Ashton Turner, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh (c), Jason Holder, Mitchell Starc (vc), Adam Zampa, Akeal Hosein
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Alex Carey (vc), Shai Hope (c), Moises Henriques, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Mitchell Starc, Alzarri Joesph, Hayden Walsh
WI vs AUS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Nicholas Pooran’s knock under pressure took the series into the decider. He batted well in the 2nd ODI for his 59* runs. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Adam Zampa has the ability to change the game in the middle phases. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Considering there are too many options in the wicketkeepers’ slot, it’s hard to include Matthew Wade in the final eleven.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.