Date: 17th July, 2021
Time: 5 AM IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
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The defending champions of the T20 World Cup have proved once again why they are one of the most superior team in this format of the game. The Windies secured a three-game lead in the first three games of the 5-match T20 series, clearly being the superior team in the series. However, the Aussies bounced back in the 4th T20I owing to Mitchell Marsh’s all-round performance, helping his team win the game by 4 runs. Australia will look to keep the momentum going and win this last game too, despite losing the series to salvage some pride.
Having clinched the series already, West Indies have looked in a remarkable form throughout the series. Openers Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons looked in good form in 4th T20I and thus, would be the top picks for batters from the Caribbean side. The latter can turn out to be a smart captain choice as well. Additionally, Hayden Walsh who has unexpectedly impressed the most in the series should be a must-have in one’s fantasy team,
Although the visitors have not looked in their best form in this series, one player who has performed in every game is all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. He single-handedly led the Aussies to victory in the last game and has been in a stupendous form in this series, which makes him one of the best choices for captain. Given that it’s a slightly inexperienced squad, Aussie skipper Aron Finch will also an essential pick in one’s fantasy team. Other picks from the Australian side could be wicketkeeper-batsman Mathew Wade and Mitchell Starc.
Probable Playing XI
West Indies- Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran ( c), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Australia- Aaron Finch ( c), Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendorff
Wicketkeepers: Mathew Wade, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Moises Henriques
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Andre Russell
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh, Riley Meredith
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