Australia vs West Indies – 1st One-Day International Preview & Prediction

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Australia vs West Indies – 1st One-Day International 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 2nd February, 2024 – 03:30 (UK)

Where is Australia vs West Indies taking place? Australia vs West Indies will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

What channel is Australia vs West Indies on in the UK? Australia vs West Indies will be televised in the UK live on TNT Sports

Where can I stream Australia vs West Indies in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers in the UK can stream Australia vs West Indies live via discovery+

THE LOWDOWN

AUSTRALIA

Australia will want to get back to winning ways fast in this ODI series after suffering one of their worst home defeats in years last time out, losing the second Test against West Indies by 8 runs, meaning the series ended as a draw. Steve Smith will captain Australia in the ODIs, which could see both Jake Fraser-McGurk and Will Sutherland in line to make their international debuts.

WEST INDIES

West Indies probably still haven’t come down from the high of winning in Brisbane to tie the Test series at 1-1. The match will be remembered for the exploits of fast bowler Shamar Joseph, although he won’t be featuring here with injury likely seeing him out of action until the upcoming Pakistan Super League. Shai Hope leads the Windies.

THE PREDICTION

It will surely be hard for West Indies to refocus following such an amazing victory at the Gabba, albeit in a different format. Australia will want to put that out of their system and are expected to come out of the blocks very quickly here whether they be batting or bowling first. The hosts should be favoured to get themselves back to winning ways.

BETTING TIP: AUSTRALIA TO WIN