AUS vs WI Match Preview, 1st T20I- West Indies tour of Australia 2022 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 are coming off a T20I series loss against India, while West Indies lost a T20I series to New Zealand.
AUS vs WI Match Preview, 1st T20I- West Indies tour of Australia 2022
The stage is set for yet another exciting AUS vs WI T20I series as the hosts, Australia takes 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.
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.
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.
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 in the AUS vs WI T20I series.
Aaron Finch is the regular leader of Australian T20I teams and he will be leading the side in this series. He will also be taking care of the top batting order with Steve Smith and David Warner. David Warner had been just superb this year and he can be dangerous in the home conditions.
Tim David, Mitchell Marsh, and Glenn Maxwell are available to handle the middle batting order. Glenn Maxwell had been outstanding in the recent matches he had played not only with the bat but also with the ball. Josh Inglis and Matthew Wade are wicketkeeper batters in the squad of Australia.
The bowling unit of Australia is also world-class and can dominate any strong batting order. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa are the leading batters of Australia with Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, and Daniel Sams in the bench.
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
Nicholas Pooran will be leading West Indies in this series and also in World Cup. The batting order of the West Indies is good but not very strong. Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, and Evin Lewis are the star batters in the squad of West Indies. Johnson Charles is a wicket-keeper batter in the squad of West Indies but the skipper, Nicholas Pooran is also available as wicketkeeper option.
The bowling unit of the West Indies is strong but it will not be easy for them to restrict the batters of Australia from scoring runs. Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, and Odean Smith will be handling the bowling unit of the West Indies. Yannic Cariah, Raymon Reifer, and Jason Holder are also available in the squad of the West Indies. Jason Holder is known as a good bowler in the middle overs and he also has a good record of hard-hitting in middle overs.
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