AUS v WI 1st T20i Prediction 05 Oct 2022

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Australia vs West Indies

1st T20i

West Indies
  • Date: 2022-10-05
  • Start Time: 13:40
  • Location: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
  • Tournament: AUS vs WI - T20i 2022
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Prediction By: Malcolm Richards

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    Australia to Win
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After getting thrashed at the home ground from team India, Australia is all set to host West Indies for a two-match T20i series. The series is divided into two parts as the two teams will play the T20 format before the ICC T20 World Cup and a Test series after the World Cup. West Indies squad is coming after an ODI series loss against New Zealand at home.

  • Australia would like to bounce back and gain some confidence for the T20 World Cup
  • Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will be absent from the West Indies squad
  • West Indies will have some new faces on the team for the tour and for the ICC T20 World Cup

AUS v WI – 1st T20i – Venue Details

Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Date: 5th October 2022

Time: 1.40 PM (IST)

AUS v WI – 1st T20i – Team Previews


Australian cricket was in shock after a series of defeats against team India. The three-match T20i series started on a good note for the Australian team but ended up with a nightmare. Overall it was a good performance by the team but somehow the winning momentum was lost by the end of the third match.

David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh have been included in the 16-member Australian squad for the forthcoming two-match T20I series against the West Indies in Queensland. While facing team India, all four players were missing from the squad because of their respective injuries.

Cameroon Green has also been named in the squad because of his brilliant all-rounder performance against team India. Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson will be on rest and might return directly in the T20 World Cup.

West Indies

West Indies cricket is going through a dip in its performance in recent times. They are coming to play against Australia after facing a crushing defeat against New Zealand in the three-match ODI and T20 series. This will be their last chance before the T20 World Cup to revive their performance and confidence.

West Indies has not announced their squad officially yet. It is expected that the board will make some major changes in the playing XI and would like to give chances to some young faces. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are expected to be absent for the series and to replace them, West Indies will have some new talent in the team.

West Indies is expected to do some major changes in their bowling squad. Against New Zealand, the Jamaicans were lacking in picking up wickets with time.

AUS v WI – 1st T20i – Probable Playing XI

Australia: Timothy David, Aaron Finch, Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

England: Evin Lewis Kyle Mayers Brandon King Nicholas Pooran Rovman Powell Shimron Hetmyer Jason Holder Odean Smith/Raymon Reifer Akeal Hosein Alzarri Joseph Obed McCoy

AUS v WI – 1st T20i – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report

Metricon Stadium is new ground and only 15 international games have been played on the pitch. The pitch supports both the bowlers and batsmen and can be beneficial for any side. However, considering the stats, the toss-winning team should select to bowl first.

AUS v WI – 1st T20i – Match Prediction

There is no doubt about the capabilities of the Australian squad. Compared to the visitors, Australians have an upper hand and are expected to win the first T20 international on Wednesday.