Australia (AUS) and the West Indies (WI) are all set to continue their current multi-format clash in the first of three T20Is on Friday, February 9 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The Aussies will come into the clash having swept the Windies in a three-game ODI series, and will hope the same happens in the next game.
On the other hand, after their miraculous victory at the Gabba in the second Test of the multi-format series, the West Indies have not been able to win any match-up and are hoping that things can change for them in the shorter format.
|West Indies tour of Australia 2024, 1st T20I
|Bellerive Oval in Hobart
|Date and Time
|Friday February 913:30
|Broadcast and Live Stream Details
|Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
The surface at Bellerive Oval in Hobart is preferred by batsmen. Therefore, a high-scoring encounter could be a strong possibility on such a surface and with little or no help for the pitchers, the hitters are expected to dominate. Opting to bat first and post a big total on the board could prove to be a wise decision.
Click here: AUS vs WI Live Score, 1st T20I
|West Indies won
Probable playing XI:
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Josh Inglis (Wk), Aaron Hardie, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Adam Zampa
Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Shai Hope (Vc), Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (Wk), Rovman Powell (C), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph
Probably best batsman of the match
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran could be the best batsman in the first T20I against Australia. The star batsman has been in sensational form in the shortest format, and with 325 runs in his last 10 matches, Pooran’s form could be crucial for the visitors.
Probably best pitcher of the game
Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff could be the best bowler in the second T20I against the West Indies. With eight wickets in his last five matches, Behrendorff could prove to be a crucial player for the Men in Yellow in the next match.
Today’s match prediction: Australia will win the match
Australia wins the toss and bats
Power Play Score: 55-65
First entry score: 170-180
Australia wins the match
West Indies win the toss and bat
Power Play Score: 50-70
First entry score: 150-160
Australia wins the match
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Disclaimer: Prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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