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

AUS vs WI Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Carrara Oval, Queensland, 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 are 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 Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Carrara Oval, Queensland, 1st T20I

The Carrara Oval or the Metricon Stadium has so far seen only one T20I encounter. This game was held way back in 2018 between Australia and South Africa. That match was reduced to 10 overs and South Africa scored 108 in the first innings. Australia scored 87 and could not complete the chase.

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While the maximum temperature in the day could hit 22 degrees Celsius, at night, the temperature will be 16 degrees Celsius according to weather.com. The weather is set to be partly cloudy with some rains expected. Fans would hope that there would be no interruptions in the game although showers are predicted late at night. Chances of rain are 35-40% while humidity will be 62-78% and wind will be from East/South East at 10-25 km/hr.

The Carrara Oval pitch for the AUS vs WI 1st T20I is a balanced surface. There is considerable help for the pacers in the initial stages of the match. The batters might find it difficult to get going in the initial stages with the ball moving around, however, it would become easier to bat on as the game progresses. The pitch is a bit on the slower side and the spinners might find some turn. Hence, the middle overs might turn out to be the most crucial part of the match.