Australia vs West Indies – 1st International T20 Preview & Prediction

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Australia vs West Indies – 1st International T20 Preview & Prediction


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THE FACTS

When is Australia vs West Indies on and what time does it start? Australia vs West Indies will take place on Friday 9th February, 2024 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is Australia vs West Indies taking place? Australia vs West Indies will take place at Blundstone Arena, Hobart

THE LOWDOWN

AUSTRALIA

Australia certainly got everything they needed out of the ODI series, integrating new players into their midst, many of whom made a positive impact and have certainly given the selectors food for thought moving forward. Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sean Abbott and Xavier Bartlett are all players that fall under this umbrella following strong respective showings.

WEST INDIES

To be bowled out for just 86 in 24.1 overs summed up an utterly miserable ODI series from West Indies’ point of view. No batter has been able to handle the relentless Australian bowling attack and the same can be said for their bowlers against the home batters. Matthew Forde going for 40 runs off his two overs bowler emphasised that in the third ODI, although defending 87 runs was always going to be an impossible task anyway.

THE PREDICTION

It would be a surprise if the T20i series between these two nations didn’t go the same way as the ODIs. Australia’s bowlers are expected to continue their domination over West Indies’ batters and it will be hard for the visiting squad to pick themselves up after being so comprehensively beaten in the 50-over fixtures. Therefore, back a win for Australia in Hobart.

TIP: AUSTRALIA TO WIN