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 T20I between West Indies and South Africa that is scheduled to take place on the 13th of July 2021.
West Indies have won both the matches in this five-match T20I series against Australia so far. The home team showed immense dominance in both the games as they restricted the Australian batting lineup and defended both the totals with ease. In the second T20I match, Hetmyer scored a match-winning fifty and in the bowling department, Hayden Walsh picked three wickets as they clinched the lead of 2-0.
On the other hand, Australia has a lot to reframe in their batting order. Australia lost both the matches while chasing the target which shows that they are lacking match-winners in the batting department. Mitchell Marsh is the only stand-out performer so far in both matches for Australia. And in the bowling department, their pace attack is struggling to get wickets at regular intervals. In this match, Australia will aim to bounce back in this series and West Indies will want to seal the series.
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of St Lucia played similarly in both the matches as the batting first team defended the total successfully. The batsmen will get an assist from the pitch as they can score big after settling themselves. In the second inning, spinners and slow bowlers are getting help from the surface as the team is struggling to chase the target. The weather should be clear throughout the match as the match will complete without any interruption.
Date and time: July 13, 2021, 7.30 PM Local, 5.00 AM IST
Probable Playing XIs
West Indies made one change in the last match as Even Lewis missed the game and Andre Fletcher replaced him at the top order. West Indies will look to stick with the same playing XI in this match as they have won two out of two matches so far in this T20I series. The spinner Hayden Walsh is bowling brilliantly in this second inning and Hetmyer scored fifty in the last match.
On the other hand, Australia couldn’t find a perfect rhythm in the batting lineup. The skipper Aaron Finch needs to lead from the front along with another opener, Matthew Wade. The young batsman Josh Phillipe also needs to show his worth in this inexperienced batting lineup. In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc needs to step up for his team as he conceded too many runs in the last couple of matches.
West Indies: Even Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(c&wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade(wk), Mitch Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitch Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies have shown dominance in all three departments in this series so far. They have completely outplayed Australia in the first two matches so West Indies will start as favorites in this match.
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetmyer will be the main batsmen from the West Indies team. Both are in good form and they can score big in this match. Aaron Finch didn’t look in rhythm but he will aim to perform in this match and make a comeback for his team. Josh Phillipe will be another main batsman from Australia.
All-Rounders: Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo picked wickets in both the matches and also scored runs in slog overs. Mitchell Marsh is the highest run-scorer for Australia in both matches so far in this series.
Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Wade will be the best option in this match from the wicket-keeping section.
Bowlers: Josh Hazelwood bowled brilliantly in both matches so far in this series, so he will be the main option from Australia. Hayden Walsh picked three wickets in the last match and Sheldon Cottrell will be another good option.
Fantasy Team: Matthew Wade, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch, Shimron Hetmyer, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh(c), Andre Russell(VC), Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
Captain – Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh is the highest run-scorer in both matches for Australia and also takes wickets with the ball so he will be the best option for Captain.
Vice-Captain – Andre Russell
Andre Russell will give points with both, bat and ball so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.
A Cricket Writer