AUS v WI – 2nd T20i Match Prediction
After a thrilling end to the first T20 international between Australia and West Indies on Wednesday, both teams are now prepared to face each other in the series 2nd and last T20 games. Australia won the first fixture but West Indies stole the show with their bowling performance.
- Skipper Aaron Finch will be looking forward to wiping out the visitors by winning the 2nd game as well.
- The middle-order of the West Indies team will have to focus more to win the 2nd fixture.
- The Friday fixture will be the last T20 game before the ICC T20 World Cup for both teams.
AUS vs WI – 2nd T20i – Team Previews
The primary point of concern for the Australian team is their opening batting lineup. The Aussies won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first T20 game. The bowlers did a great job and dominated most of the game. Josh Hazlewood was responsible for picking some crucial wickets and turned out to be the highest wicket-taker. To support him, Pat Cummins was active with his bowling talent and picked up 2 wickets. Mitchell Starc turned out to be the costliest bowler on Wednesday as he picked up 2 wickets at the cost of 40 runs in 4 overs.
Spinners Maxwell and Zampa carried the momentum created by the pacers but were unable to pick any wickets. After stopping the visitors at 145 runs, it was time for Australian batters to give the finishing touch. The beginning for the Aussies was not as good as expected. Warner, Green and Marsh were the three early wickets and the whole responsibility came on the shoulders of skipper Aaron Finch. Finch provided stability to the team and place a match-winning innings by scoring 58 runs on 53 balls at a strike rate of 109.43.
After losing the toss, West Indies had a good start and Kyle Mayers provided momentum to the team. However, there was no other batsman who was able to support him from the other end. Except for Mayers, West Indies batsmen lost their wickets easily and were unable to give stability to the team. At the lower end, Odeon Smith played some brilliant knocks that took the score to 145.
In the bowling department, it was clearly not a day for Kyle Mayers and Sheldon Cottrell. Cottrell picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 12.78 and Mayers was unable to pick any wicket but gave away runs at an economy of 11.00. Alzarri Joseph and Yannic Cariah turned out to be the most economical bowlers on the day. In the next game, the West Indies squad will have to give an overall performance to dominate the Australian squad.
AUS vs WI – 2nd T20i – Probable Playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles (wk), Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell.
AUS vs WI – 2nd T20i – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
The Gabba is known for high-scoring games. It has always worked in the favour of a batsman and the pace attack finds it difficult to pick wickets. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
AUS vs WI – 2nd T20i – Match Prediction
Australia has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to West Indies and they are also playing in their home conditions. Considering the last match’s performance, we predict that Australia will win the 2nd T20 game.