West Indies vs Australia betting tips

West Indies vs Australia – 1st T20I Betting Tips

Host West Indies and Australia will lock horns in the first T20 game of the series at St. Lucia on Friday.

Despite losing the T20I series against South Africa, West Indies will be looking to try different players to cover all the bases for the World T20 played in UAE in October. The conditions at St Lucia will quite similar to what West Indies experienced at Grenada against South Africa.

On the other hand, Australia have announced their T20I squad for this five-match series against West Indies. Aaron Finch-led unit has struggled in the T20 format for the past 12 months and managed to win just matches out of 11 played.

West Indies Form and Team News

The big positive from the previous series was left-arm pacer Obed McCoy delivering excellent performances against a full-strength South African team. He is expected to retain his place in the final XI for this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the opening pair of Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis to go after the opposition bowlers in the Powerplay overs.

Middle-order comprising of Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, and Nicholas Pooran will need to make decent contributions with the bat in this opening encounter.

In the bowling conditions, the onus will be on the likes of pace duo of Jason Holder and Obed McCoy to make early inroads with the new ball. With the pitch expected to be on the slower side, Kevin Sinclair and Akeal Hossain may be included in the final XI.

Australia Form and Team News

The visitors return to T20I action after almost five months. Earlier this year, Australia lost the five-match T20I series against New Zealand played in New Zealand.

Uncapped pacer Wes Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Riley Meredith, Ben McDermott, and Josh Philipp have been named in the T20I squad for the five-match series against West Indies. 

In the batting department, the onus will be on in-form opener Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, the middle-order duo of Mitchell Marsh, and Moises Henriques to deliver notable scores in this contest.

Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, and Ashton Turner will be given the responsibility of going for big runs in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of the experienced duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to make crucial breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Australia will be the favorites to win the opening game of the T20I series at National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet. For the series opener, Australia are placed at 1.70 odds, while West Indies at 2.07 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Both teams have been a real powerhouse in T20 cricket for quite some time now and that is the reason that historically, they’ve been extremely competitive whenever they faced each other. 

Looking at both team combinations, it seems that both teams have taken an opposite approach as West Indies are relying on their hard-hitting ability whereas Australia have bolstered their bowling attack with numerous fast-bowlers. 

However, because the Caribbean giants will be playing on a similar kind of surface where they’ve faced South Africa in the recently concluded series, it surely gives them an edge. 

Therefore, the prediction is for the Windies to emerge victorious in the contest.

Tip 1- Evin Lewis carries West Indies batting hopes 

Pugnacious opener Evin Lewis will be looking to continue his decent form for West Indies in the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia

In the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa, Evin Lewis finished as the leading run-scorer for West Indies. In five matches, Lewis has accumulated 178 runs at an average of 35.60 with two half-centuries to his name.

Given his recent form in the T20I format, we expect Evin Lewis to score 35 or more runs in this [email protected].

Tip 2- Ashton Agar’s impressive form for Australia in the T20 format

Since 1st Jan 2021, the Left-arm spinner has been a bankable performer for Australia and leading the bowling charts for the side in the T20 format. In five matches, Agar has claimed eight wickets at an economy rate of 6.88. So we expect Ashton Agar to two wickets or more in this series [email protected]


Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over Australia and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

  1. Evin Lewis to score 35 runs or more in this contest- West [email protected].
  2. Ashton Agar to score two wickets or more in this series [email protected]

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