Australia and West Indies will go up against each other in the 38th match of the World T20 Cup on Saturday, the 6th of November. In Group 1, only England have made it to the semi-finals so far. Australia will have a chance to score two important points and improve their net run rate today. The match will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Australia put their semi-final prospects alive in the last match against Bangladesh. They improved their run rate by registering a big win. Australia stands second in their group with three wins from four matches, scoring 6 points. However, a win here may not be enough for them to enter the next round as much will depend on the outcome of South Africa's next match as well.
When the tournament started, there were some shortcomings in the Australian bowling attack, but they later bowled according to the conditions and did well. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc did well in the last match, but Adam Zampa will be more responsible in this upcoming match. Given that West Indies batsmen usually struggle against the ball that goes away from them, it may not be as easy to play Zampa's spell.
West Indies are already out of the race to qualify in the playoffs. West Indies have played four matches in the tournament so far and won just one, against Bangladesh and that too by a lowest margin. Their net run rate, which is -1.558, clearly shows that they lacked in the current tournament, contrary to what they are known for.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Abu Dhabi will be 26 and 30 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 59 percent with no chances of rainfall.
Abu Dhabi's pitch has been good enough to bat in the World T20 Cup. The teams have started scoring big in the last few matches. Hence, chasing should be a good option for teams.
Probable Playing XI For Australia
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Probable Playing XI For West Indies
Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell and Akeal Hosein