This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions & the winning fantasy team for the Second ODI between West Indies and Australia that is scheduled to take place on the 22nd July 2021.
After the delay due to Covid-19 cases, Australia is all set to lock horns with West Indies for the remaining two ODIs of the series. In this second ODI match, the visitors will aim to continue their good performance in all departments and clinch the series in this match. Earlier, Josh Phillipe and Ben McDermott provided a good start in the first ODI and then skipper Alex Carey played a responsible knock of 67 in the middle order. Mitchell Starc finally got his rhythm back as the pacer picked five wickets.
On the other hand, West Indies will aim to level the series in this match. Shai Hope will be back at the top for the home side along with Even Lewis. Apart from Kieron Pollard, other batters need to trust their defense against the Australian pace attack and need to post a good total on the board. The bowling attack looked good so they will aim to continue their rhythm and restrict the opponents on a manageable total.
Venue: Kennington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Barbados had assisted seamers in the last match. It is expected to be a better wicket for batsmen in this match. The average score will be around 250 in this match as both teams have batting power-house in their lineup. The weather is expected to be clear throughout the game, as the match will be completed without any interruption due to rain.
Date and Time: July 25, 12 AM IST
Probable Playing XIs
West Indies have to resolve their batting performances against the Australian pace attack. Shai Hope can be back in this match at the top along with Even Lewis. Keiron Pollard looked in good shape in the first ODI as the skipper will aim to continue it in this match as well. Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer will be the main batters in the middle order. In the bowling department, Hayden Walsh will be a key bowler again along with the pace attack of Holder, Cottrell, and Alzari Joseph.
Australia is likely to stick with the same playing XI in this match as they won the first ODI convincingly. Phillipe and McDermott will open for Australia in this match. Alex Carey will again have a big role to play in the middle order. In the bowling section, Mitchell Starc and Hazelwood bowled pretty well in the first match so, they will aim to continue it and Adam Zampa will be the key spinner for the visitors.
West Indies: Even Lewis, Shai Hope(wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzari Joseph.
Australia: Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(c & wk), Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Aston Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Wes Agar.
West Indies might have lost the first ODI match but they have all capabilities to come back in this ODI series. However, Australia played pretty decent cricket in the first match and one-sided defeated the home side so they will start as favorites in this match.
Batsman: Joshua Phillipe looked in good touch before dismissing against spin bowling. Aston Turner scored valuable 49 runs in the first ODI so he will be an important option in this match. Kieron Pollard scored fifty in the last match as he can be picked from the West Indies side. Even Lewis had a good T20I series so he will be keen to replicate it into this series as well.
Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey had played a match-winning knock in the last match and showed great form so he will be the best pick from the wicket-keeping section. Shai Hope will be back for this match. He is an obvious choice for this match.
All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh was the top performer in the T20I series and he also scored 20 runs and picked one wicket in the first ODI match. Jason Holder can be picked as a second all-rounder in this match.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc picked five wickets and won the match for Australia. Josh Hazlewood also bowled well as he picked three key wickets. Hayden Walsh picked five wickets from the West Indian side and Alzarri Joseph also picked two key wickets.
Fantasy Team: Alex Carey, Shai Hope(VC), Kieron Pollard, Even Lewis, Joshua Phillipe, Aston Turner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Jason Holder, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc(VC), Alzarri Joseph.
Captain – Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh will be the main all-rounder in this match as he will bat in top order and also bowl key overs for his team. He will be the best pick for captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Shai Hope
Shai Hope is making his comeback in the ODI series. He is the best batsman on his team. He will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.