Australia won a very close T20 match last game. The middle order of Australia did not fire. They again had to rely on Mathew Wade to win the game. He was well supported by Aaron Finch who batted at no 4. It will be interesting to see where he bats this match.
West Indies had their chances in the field. They dropped 2-3 easy catches in the last over which cost the game. Kyle Mayers continued his CPL form. The middle order of both teams needs to step up. Bowling from both sides was pretty good.
West Indies will face Australia in the 2nd T20 at the happy hunting ground of Australia: The Gabba. The match will start at 1:40 PM IST. It promises to be another close game.
Venue: Brisbane Oval, Gabba
Match Format: T20I, Match 2, T20 series.
Date: 7th October 2022
Time: 1:40 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Sony Sports Network
Live Broadcast: Sony Liv
The 2nd T20 will take place at the world’s fastest pitch. Fast bowlers will be licking their lips. Fast bowlers would get bounce and lateral movement on this wicket. But as the ball comes onto the bat nicely, batsmen also love to bat here. The ball may travel all over the park if batsmen get set.
PROBABLE PLAYING 11
David Warner, AJ Finch(C), Tim David, GJ Maxwell, MR Marsh, Steve Smith, MS Wade, Mitchell Starc, A Zampa, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Nicholas Pooran(C), OC McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, AJ Hosein, Odean Smith
Australian fast bowlers would be very difficult to cope with on this quick pitch. West Indies have to adapt quickly otherwise they will struggle. Australia start as favourites.
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