Who Will Win Today’s Australia vs West Indies 12th T20 2024?

West Indies and Australia will face each other in the 12th warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2024. The match is scheduled to take place at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 30th May, starting at 4:30 AM (May 31) IST.

Match Details

  • Date: 30th May 2024
  • Time: 4:30 AM IST (May 31)
  • Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Team Form and Recent Performances

West Indies: The co-hosts of the T20 World Cup, West Indies, have been in impressive form lately. They secured a 3-0 victory in a T20I series against South Africa just before the start of the warm-up matches.

Australia: Australia, considered one of the favorites to win the trophy this year, started their warm-up campaign on a high note by defeating Namibia by 7 wickets.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Queen’s Park Oval offers a balanced track, with both pacers and spinners able to take wickets. Batting can be challenging, and players need to settle in before attempting big shots. The average innings score is around 155.

Team Previews

West Indies Team News & Playing XI

Team News: Despite missing some of their top T20 players, West Indies managed to win the series against South Africa. Jason Holder is out due to injury and has been replaced by Obed McCoy.

Batting: The key batters for West Indies will be Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran. King led the team against South Africa and was the top run-scorer with 159 runs in 3 matches. Pooran had an excellent IPL season, scoring 499 runs in 14 matches.

Bowling: Gudakesh Motie and Obed McCoy will be the main bowlers. Motie took 8 wickets in 3 matches against South Africa, and McCoy added 5 wickets.

Form: West Indies will be confident after their clean sweep against South Africa and playing on home grounds.

Predicted Playing XI: Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Sherfane Rutherford, Roston Chase, Andre Russell, Obed McCoy, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie

Australia Team News & Playing XI

Team News: Australia is likely to rotate their squad, giving chances to players who did not play in the first warm-up match. They are aware of the challenge West Indies pose, especially on home soil.

Batting: David Warner and Travis Head will be the key batters. Warner scored 54 off 21 balls in the first warm-up match against Namibia, and Head was among the top run-scorers in IPL 2024 with 567 runs.

Bowling: Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc will be the main bowlers. Zampa was impressive in the first warm-up match, taking 3/25 in 4 overs, and Starc had a strong IPL performance.

Form: Australia has won 3 out of 4 T20I series since the last T20 World Cup in 2022, showcasing their consistency and form.

Predicted Playing XI: Mitchell Marsh (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Travis Head, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Tim David, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis

Match Prediction

The head-to-head stats between West Indies and Australia are tied, with both teams winning 11 matches each out of 22 encounters. Given the current form and home advantage, West Indies are favored to win this warm-up match. Their recent series victory against South Africa and strong performances in IPL 2024 add to their momentum.

Prediction: West Indies to beat Australia.

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