West Indies vs Australia T20I series 2021 – 1st T20I

West Indies vs Australia T20I series 2021

1st T20I:

First T20I of the series of 5 T20I matches between West Indies and Australia is going to be played at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on July 9th 2021. This is going to be the first T20I series between the teams containing more than 2 matches.

West Indies vs Australia History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fifth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series twice. Whereas the opponent won once, with 1 drawn series.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in a span of 3 years, between 2008 to 2011-12, where the West Indies team won once and Australia team also won once.

The most consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Australia was 1 series in 2008 and 2012-13.

The longest unbeaten streak for West Indies against Australia was 2 series from 2011-12 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Australia against West Indies was 1 series in 2009-10.

The longest unbeaten streak for Australia against West Indies was 2 series from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Australia are WDLW -.

Matches:

The teams completed 11 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 6 times, whereas the opponent won 5 times. 

The most consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Australia was 3 T20I from 2012 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for West Indies against Australia was 3 T20I from 2012 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Australia against West Indies was 4 T20Is from 2010 to 2012.

The longest unbeaten streak for Australia against West Indies was 4 T20Is from 2010 to 2012.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Australia are WWWLW.

West Indies Backyard:

Series:

When touring West Indies by Australia, the teams met to play bilateral series just twice, in which, the home side won once and the second one concluded as a draw, the visiting team is still searching for the first series win.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series in 2008.

The most consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Australia was 1 series in 2008.

The longest unbeaten streak for West Indies against Australia was 2 series from 2008 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Australia against West Indies was 0 series, till date.

The longest unbeaten streak for Australia against West Indies was 1 series from 2011-12 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Australia in West Indies are DW – – -.

Matches:

On the soil of West Indies, the teams faced each other just 4 times. Out of them, West Indies won twice and lost twice, too.

The most consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Australia was 1 T20I in 2008 and 2012.

The longest unbeaten streak for West Indies against Australia was 1 T20I in 2008 and 2012.

The most consecutive winning streak for Australia against West Indies was 2 T20Is from 2010 to 2012.

The longest unbeaten streak for Australia against West Indies was 2 T20Is from 2010 to 2012.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Australia in West Indies are WLLW -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the ninth rank (West Indies) and fifth rank (Australia) team. The host is 33 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies are LWLLW.

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The Visiting Team:

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are LWWLL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then both the team will earn 3 points and come to eighth position, whereas the opponent lose 4 points without impacting in the position. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 1 point with 1 rank in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of St. Lucia shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the match. There is an extremely less chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 6% to 17%. The temperature would be 27 Celsius. The wind would be between 29 – 31 km/h. The wind would fluctuate and the temperature would steady throughout the match.

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Toss and Pitch:

Team preferred to bat first after winning the toss in 9 games out of 13 played games, and the selection didn’t favor the team, as the teams won 4 times and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LWLLL.

On the other hand, the teams, who chose to field first, won thrice and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWLW -.

Overall, 7 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLWWL.

Particularly, for West Indies, the team won the toss thrice in 4 games and the team won once and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWL – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while losing the toss, are L – – – -.

The first batting team won the match 5 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 8 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLWLL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 148 runs in 2010, and the highest successful chase was 192 runs in 2010.

The first inning lowest total was 105 runs in 2010 and the highest total was 191 runs in 2010. For the second inning, the lowest total was 137 runs (completed innings) in 2010 and the highest was 197 runs in 2010.

The batting average of the first innings is 22.81 and 25.97 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. The visiting team won both the outings and the home side is waiting for the first win.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Australia at the venue are LL – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has an extremely poor record at the venue, and the team won just once and lost thrice. Whereas, the visiting team has the dream record, as the team won all 4 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LLWL -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are WWWW -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

West Indies:

The home side would go with 2 pacers, as the team has 4 all-rounders, one with spin and 3 with pace and a bowling all-rounder with spin.

West Indies Eleven: L. Simmons, E. Lewis, C. Gayle, S. Hetmyer, K. Pollard, A. Russell, N. Pooran, D. Bravo, F. Allen, O. McCoy, F. Edwards

Australia:

The visiting team would like to go with 2 pacers and 2 spinners combination, as the team has 3 all-rounders with pace.

Australia Eleven: A. Finch, M. Wade, M. Marsh, M. Henriques, B. McDermott, J. Philippe, D. Christian, A. Agar, M. Starc, A. Zampa, R. Meredith

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.