The third ODI of West Indies vs Australia is going to be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown on the 26th of July 2021. This match has been rescheduled, just as the previous one was, because of a COVID positive case in the biosecure bubble. The series is tied 1-1 and this match is the decider.
West Indies vs Australia 3rd ODI 2021
West Indies usually find it tough to adapt to the longer formats of the game but it has shown itself to be quite good in this series. Its bowling is in good form and a couple of batsmen have also started scoring runs at the right time.
Likely playing 11 of West Indies
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammad, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammad, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hossain, and Sheldon Cottrell
For Australia, they do not have many options available to them on this tour. They are already missing a number of players because of various reasons and some more have picked up injuries as well.
Likely playing 11 of Australia
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Wes Agar
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather forecast for Barbados is for sunny skies with a slight chance of rain. The pitch is slightly slow and helpful for the bowlers. It is unlikely that a lot of runs are going to be scored by either team in this match.
West Indies vs Australia 3rd ODI 2021 Betting Predictions
Match Result Prediction
The West Indies has an excellent chance of winning this match. Its bowling is very well-suited to the match conditions and its batting is quite strong as well. Australia is without some of its best batsmen and it does not appear to be as competitive as it usually is in the fifty-over format.
Winner: West Indies (1.95)
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First Ball of the Match
It is common to see the first ball of the match start with a dot as the batsmen are still getting their eyes in. The pitch is also on the slower side and so will continue to be a bit difficult to score on.
First Ball of the Match – Dot Ball (1.28)
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Highest Opening Partnership
When you think of the highest opening partnership, not only do you have to think about the batsmen of the team but also about the opposing bowlers. Australia has Mitchell Starc and this is why we think it is going to b able to pick up an early wicket.
Highest Opening Partnership – Australia (1.90)
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Method of First Dismissal
The pitch was quite low in the first match and the same may be the case in the second one. An LBW dismissal is quite likely in such a scenario. The odds for this bet are quite good.
Method of First Dismissal – LBW (6.00)
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West Indies Total Runs – 1-15th Over
The slow nature of the pitch has made run-scoring difficult but the West Indies batsmen are almost always aggressive. Even if one of their batsmen gets started then this target should be achieved quite easily.
West Indies Total Runs 1-15th Over – Over 73.5 (2.40)
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