This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the third ODI between West Indies and Australia that is scheduled to take place on the 27th of July 2021.
After a comprehensive victory for Australia in the first ODI match, West Indies bounced back in the second ODI and won the match by 4 wickets. The home team bowled well in the first inning as they restricted Australia at 187 while chasing Pooran and Holder scored the fifties and won the match for their team.
West Indies will aim to continue their rhythm in this decider of the series. They need to look out for their top-order in this match. The bowling unit showed brilliance in the second ODI match. West Indies are at sixth position in the ICC ODI Super League, so they will look to grab more points with a series victory at home.
On the other hand, the regularity in which Australia lost wickets will be a concern. They need to improve running between the wickets as well. There are some positives in the bowling department as Starc did well and the lower order scored some important runs in the second ODI match.
Venue: Kennington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Pitch Report: The pitch of Barbados assisted well to the pace bowling in both the ODI matches. It will remain the same in this last match of the series as well. Batsmen need to spend time before playing shots on this ground. The average score will be around 250 to 260 in this match. The weather will be clear as there are no chances of rain during the match.
Date & Time: July 27, 12 AM IST
Probable Playing XIs
West Indies are likely to stick with the same playing XI in this match after the victory in the second ODI match. Akeal Hosein and Alzari Joseph bowled well for the hosts. In the batting department, Shai Hope looked in good rhythm in his comeback game. Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder scored fifty runs after few early wickets. Darren Bravo and Even Lewis have failed to impress in both the ODIs, but they are likely to get a chance in this match as well.
Australia would like to make a couple of changes in the batting department. Matthew Wade can open for the visitors in this match. Daniel Christen or Ashton Agar can be included in this ODI match. In the bowling department, Josh Hazlewood can replace Riley Meredith as failed to get wickets in the last match. Josh Phillipe and Moises Henriques have to score some runs to post a fighting total on the board in this match.
Shai Hope(wk), Even Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (c & wk), Aston Turner, Daniel Christen, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Wes Agar, Adam Zampa
Both the teams have won each match so far in this ODI series. West Indies bowled well and adapted well in tough conditions in the last ODI match, so West Indies will have an edge over Australia in this final ODI of the series.
Batsmen: Kieron Pollard will be the main batsman from West Indies in this match. He scored fifty in the first ODI match. Josh Phillipe and Aston Turner can be picked from Australia. Phillipe has been unable to go on with his starts, so he will look to convert it into a big knock.
Wicket-Keeper: Shai Hope and Alex Carey can be picked from the wicket-keeping section. Hope scored 38 runs in the last ODI match and Carey will have a responsibility to play a valuable knock in this decider for his team.
All-Rounders: Jason Holder scored 52 runs and picked one wicket in the last match so he will be the main pick from West Indies. Mitchell Marsh didn’t score after his terrific T20I series so he will aim to end his drought in this match.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc continues to be a bright spot for Australia. Starc has picked 8 wickets in two ODIs so far. Adam Zampa picked three wickets in two matches so he will be an important pick as well. From the West Indies, Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph can be picked as two bowlers.
Fantasy Team: Shai Hope, Alex Carey, Josh Philippe, Aston Turner, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh(c), Mitchell Starc(VC), Adam Zampa, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.
Captain – Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh will bat in top order and will also bowl important overs for Australia. So for his all-round ability, he can be the best pick for captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc is the highest wicket-taker in this ongoing ODI series, so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.