Australia National Cricket Team
Australia National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter

AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I. West Indies will battle it out with Australia in a two-match T20I series starting on October 5. This will be the last series for the Caribbean team before the T20I World Cup 2022. Australia is coming off a T20I series loss against India, while West Indies lost a T20I series to New Zealand.

Australia vs West Indies
Australia vs West Indies (Credits: Twitter)

The stage is set for yet another exciting AUS vs WI T20I series as the hosts, Australia take on powerhouse West Indies in a two-match T20I series in Queensland and Brisbane, respectively. The addition of batter David Warner, pacer Mitchell Starc, and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will boost Australia, which intends to attack with all available resources. West Indies will play in the qualifying round of the 2022 T20I World Cup.

David Warner and Marcus Stoinis (image Credits: Twitter)
David Warner and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credits: Twitter)

The 33-year-old Australia’s fast bowling all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has reportedly been ruled out of the forthcoming two-match T20 International series against the West Indies. Star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who was originally named in the squad for the AUS vs WI T20Is, has been ruled out of the T20I series as he continues his recovery from a side strain.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer [Image-Twitter]
In a bizarre turn of events, West Indies have dropped middle-order batter Shimron Hetmyer from their 2022 T20I World Cup squad after he missed his rescheduled flight to Australia, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) said in a statement.

The 25-year-old left-hander has been replaced in the squad by Shamarh Brooks, a 34-year-old right-hander who has played 11 T20Is for the West Indies and will fly out “as soon as possible” to join the squad in Australia.

West Indies have been in terrible form in T20I cricket. India beat them by 4-1 in August and New Zealand beat them by 2-1 right after that. Australia are in decent form in T20I cricket. Although they were defeated by India by 2-1 in a 3-match T20I series recently, they gave tough competition to the hosts at their home turf.

Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch
Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Aussies will be keen to improve their performances leading up to the marquee event. The management will want the likes of Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell to hit form at the right moment.

On the other hand, West Indies will target to spring a surprise. They are now considered underdogs. Hence, they will be under less pressure at the event. If they can utilize the talent in the squad, they can surely go on to defeat some tough teams. For that, they first need to do well against Australia.

The AUS vs WI 1st T20I will take place on October 5 (Wednesday) at Carrara Oval in Queensland. The 2nd AUS vs WI T20I will be played on October 7 (Friday) at The Gabba in Brisbane. Aaron Finch leads Australia in the AUS vs WI T20I series while Nicholas Pooran leads West Indies.

AUS vs WI, Australia Probable Playing 11- Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith/Cameron Green, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc,  Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

AUS vs WI, West Indies Probable Playing 11-  Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith/Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy

AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I

AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I AUS vs WI Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between Australia And West Indies? 1st T20I

Australia and West Indies will play each other in two T20Is ahead of the 2022 T20I World Cup, now just a few days away. The two-match series does not have any relevance in isolation but ahead of the T20I World Cup, this is an important contest to consider. Both teams will want to test out their combinations and just shake the rust off ahead of the crucial contest.

West Indies arrives in a bit of typical turmoil as Shimron Hetmyer missed his flight and has now been ruled out of the 2022 T20I World Cup as well. Australia is the clear favorite for this contest although it is worth noting that West Indies has an excellent record against Australia in this format.