West Indies vs Australia, Fourth T20I: Fantasy Preview

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14 Jul 2021 | 10:34 AM
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West Indies vs Australia, Fourth T20I: Fantasy Preview

Here are a few tips that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the fourth T20I between West Indies and Australia in Gros Islet

The series is done and dusted with West Indies sealing it 3-0. A triumphant West Indies side was too hot to handle for a stricken Australian squad. More than the series loss, Australia would be hurt by the way they lost those matches.

When it comes to head-to-head record, West Indies have been Australia’s worst nemesis in T20Is. Their win percentage of 35.7 against West Indies is their lowest against a team. In the last six matches against them, Australia have zero wins.

HEAD TO HEAD

Overall: Matches – 14 | WI – 9 wins | AUS – 5 wins

Last five matches: WI – 5 wins | AUS – 0 wins

SUGGESTED TEAM


While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. Based on algorithms, we have come up with one team

GROUND DETAILS

All the five games will be played at St.Lucia’s Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. The third T20Is was played on a new track, but the fortunes for Australia didn’t. On an average, 156 runs have been scored in the first innings in T20s since 2019. In terms of wins, teams batting first and teams chasing have won an equal number of matches. However, teams have chosen to field first in seven out of the nine matches and won only twice and one match has ended in a no-result.

Pacers have been the most successful ones when speaking about wickets, 64.7 percent to be precise. In comparison, spinners have bagged 35.3 percent of the wickets at a strike rate of 21.5. Whereas, pacers have bagged wickets at 16.8. The only aspect in which spinners have excelled is in the economy section.

SUGGESTED CAPTAIN

The return for Mitchell Marsh has been excellent in this series. A half-century and two wickets in the first T20I, then followed by another half-century and a wicket to go with it in the second T20I is proof of his successful come-back. He might have failed in the third T20I, but in this series, he has been the most successful allrounder. With strong performances behind, Marsh is a captaincy material for fantasy teams.

Our Criclytics player projections predicts, Marsh could score 14-22 runs and bag 0-1 wicket in the 4th T20I

X-FACTOR

At the top of the order, Matthew Wade can provide the Aussies with the much-needed impetus. Wade has gotten off to decent starts in the series so far - 23 off 16 in the first and 33 off only 14 in the third T20I. His strike-rate in the series is an impressive 175. The Windies have managed to strike early in the three completed T20Is, but Wade's attacking approach can catch them off-guard. The sturdy wicket-keeper has got all the shots in the book, and he will be one player to keep a keen eye on. 

Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Wade could score 16-24 runs in the 4th T20I

He might be 41 years old, but Christopher Henry Gayle is still one of the most feared T20 batsmen in the world. And, after his antics in the third T20I, the Aussies will have their work cut out against the West Indian marauder. Gayle's 67 (four fours and seven sixes) in the third T20I came off only 38 deliveries, and the Universe Boss helped the Windies seal the series 3-0 in an emphatic manner. Gayle took Adam Zampa and Riley Meredith to the cleaners in the third T20I. Who is next? Watch out for the Universe Boss. 

Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Gayle could score 20-30 runs in the 4th T20I

Hayden Walsh has made an enormous impact in the T20I series so far. In the three matches the sides have played, Walsh has registered figures of 2/18, 3/29 and 3/23. The leggie has been able to bag wickets consistently and stem the flow of runs as well. Seven out of his eight wickets are batters from the top six. The leg spinner has undoubtedly cemented his place in the Windies XI, and for the fourth T20I, Walsh will be a player to watch out for.

Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Walsh could bag 0-1 wicket in the 4th T20I

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