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ICC World Cup prediction: Australia vs. West Indies

The Windies team shattered the Pakistani side in their opening encounter of the tournament while the Aussies registered a comfortable victory against Afghanistan in their first match. The contest between these two teams is one of the most awaited battles because both the sides have showcased some brilliant performances recently and have been strengthened due to the return of some star players. 

Pitch Conditions

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Reports are saying that the pitch is expected to have something in for the bowlers as the conditions will be cloudy. Medium pacers will get swing due to the breeze there. 

Toss

Captain winning the toss will want to bat second because as per records, teams chasing the target got more success at Trent Bridge.

Total Matches played: 44

Matches won batting first: 18

Matches won batting second: 24

Tie: 2

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 258

Average 2nd innings score: 244

Weather Conditions

Moderate or heavy rain is in prediction. The maximum temperature will be going reach 17 degrees Celsius which will dip as the day progresses on. Nearly 74 percent of cloud covering will be there, and the humidity will linger around 78 percent. 

Team Analysis: Australia

Australian team management might include Nathan Lyon in the squad in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. Nathan Lyon has a brilliant record against left-handers, and the West Indies team is packed with left-handers. Other than this, no changes are expected in the playing XI. 

Full squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Team Analysis: West Indies 

West Indies might enter the field with the same playing XI that they played against Pakistan. Like the previous match, the team might go with only three proper bowlers and three all-rounders to strengthen their batting line up. 

Full squad: Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse

Both team’s probable playing XI

                 Australia

                     West Indies

Aaron Finch (c)

Jason Holder (c)

Alex Carey (wk)

Shai Hope (wk)

David Warner

Chris Gayle

Usman Khawaja

Darren Bravo

Steve Smith

Shimron Hetmyer

Glenn Maxwell

Nicholas Pooran

Marcus Stoinis

Andre Russell

Nathan Lyon

Carlos Brathwaite

Pat Cummins

Ashley Nurse

Mitchell Starc

Sheldon Cottrell

Adam Zampa

Oshane Thomas


Key Players 

AustraliaDavid Warner, Steve Smith, and Usman Khawaja

West Indies: Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell

Standings in ICC ODI points table

Australia – 5th spot with 109 points

West Indies – 8th spot with 77 points 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-9

Australia win-4

West Indies win-5

Both the teams have a power-packed batting line-up having capability to change the gears any time and shift the momentum. So, this will be an exciting battle to watch. Let’s see which team’s batsmen will roar at the occasion.

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