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West Indies vs Australia: prediction and bets on ODI 2021, July 20, 2021

Match info

The opening men’s cricket One Day International 2021 match in the best-of-three series between the West Indies and Australia will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados tomorrow, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:30 p.m. Moscow time. By this, the Australian tour of the West Indies continues.

Meeting statistics

The West Indies utterly crushed Australia in the T20I series, but the fact that the latter was missing many superstars, which ultimately proved to be its huge disadvantage, has to be stressed. The fact that Australia is rated third will give it confidence going into this series, but the West Indies will be optimistic about its chances, especially with its current winning momentum.

The current form of West Indies

After an outstanding performance in the T20I series, the West Indies is feeling quite comfortable right now, especially since its captain, Kieron Pollard, will be available to play tomorrow. Shai Hope, the vice-captain of the ‘Windies’, will head the batting line-up; he has been quite efficient in this format, and his opponents are well aware of this.

Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran will all be well-watched for their batting impetus in order to post high scores. After a well-deserved rest, Jason Holder returns to the side. The all-rounder offers value to the bottom order in the batting area while also serving as the go-to bowler for the West Indies.

The pacers within the side are Alzarri Joseph and Sheldon Cottrell, and their lines and lengths must be spot on if they are to make any early inroads into the Australian batting order. The big question arises here: Will the ‘Windies’ be able to continue where they left off in the previous series?

The current form of Australia

Australia’s injury woes continue on this tour; Ashton Agar and Ben McDermott missed the second half of the T20I series, and now the captain Aaron Finch is being monitored with a knee problem ahead of tomorrow’s match. If Finch is unable to take part, Matthew Wade will most certainly lead the side, but with so many of its players out, Australia and its captain will be hoping he is fit for the opening match.

From an Australian perspective, talking about this tour would be incomplete without acknowledging Mitchell Marsh’s all-around talent, which has kept ‘Aussies’ in the battles for the most part of it. Going into the day-night match, he will be pleading with his teammates to rise up and be accountable… but will his pleas be ignored or will they listen to his words?

Match analytics

This has been an exciting tour so far between the two teams. Australia has put the last series behind them and is now looking to rediscover its winning recipe. The West Indies has been the better team in T20, but will it continue so tomorrow?

Although Australia has the better ODI team in general, we believe the ‘Windies’ have the stronger squad this time around, which promises a thrilling matchup, which will ultimately end with a triumph of the West Indies. William Hill, one of the best mobile bookmakers, offers an odd of 1.91 (which we would take if we were you) on such an outcome.

Results of the forecast

Forecast failed. Australia won by 133 runs (D/L method)

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