West Indies v Australia
Thursday 22 July, 19:30
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West Indies will probably be bitterly disenchanted on the method of defeat within the first ODI. They have been smashed by 133 runs as their batting spectacularly imploded.
Against a second-choice Australia batting line-up a minimum of, such a hammering appeared inconceivable. Yet constant runmaking has hardly been a power for West Indies and shorn of their greatest participant in Shai Hope, who was injured, they wilted.
Hope may miss out once more and though Kieron Pollard returned after a hamstring harm to notch a fifty, they now look quick on high quality.
It was a disgrace as a result of they’d accomplished effectively with the ball, proscribing Australia to 252. Hayden Walsh claimed 5 wickets and spin associate Akeal Hosein was additionally a menace as Aussie foibles in opposition to tweak have been uncovered.
Possible XI Lewis, Hetmyer, Bravo, Mohammed, Pooran, Pollard, Holder, Joseph, Walsh, Hosein, Cottrell
What did Australia be taught?
Australia will little doubt really feel very happy with themselves for his or her crushing success. But what did they be taught? Mitchell Starc, with 5 wickets, is an absolute gun? Well, we knew that.
As the collection progresses they’ll hope to garner a bit extra. Are Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott, their makeshift opening pair, lower out for worldwide cricket? Is it time to name a halt to the Moises Henriques experiment? Is Wes Agar a real bowler at this stage?
What is changing into clear is that Ashton Turner is an outstanding finisher. He was spectacular, hanging at 108 in a match-turning partnership with Alex Carey. Carey leads the aspect within the absence of the injured Aaron Finch and will probably be hoping to nail down a spot. Remember, there is no such thing as a David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne or Glenn Maxwell.
Possible XI Philippe, McDermott, M Marsh, Henriques, Carey, Turner, Wade, Starc, W Agar, Hazlewood, Zampa
Australia’s 252 was sub-par for the Kensington Oval however not altogether unsurprising. It is of their make-up to wrestle in opposition to spin and with Walsh going at 3.90 per over they got here up quick in that regard. We will not be enjoying Sportsbook’s 13/8 that Australia go over 271.5.
Given that pattern and West Indies’ issues in opposition to a robust tempo assault, we’re not inclined to begin going over on the runs line. Instead shorting is the best way forward.
If Australia bat first it could be shrewd to begin going below when the spinners begin doing their work in tandem. And if the Windies are with out Hope once more, below 220 and 230 will probably be first rate marks to become involved with.
Windies want a foothold
Australia have shortened up to 1.654/6 with West Indies 2.486/4. We’re very glum concerning the dwelling aspect who appeared passive with the bat as Starc ran in to them.
The downside is we do not assume Australia must be wherever close to as quick with the batting they’ve and the problems which Walsh and Hosein trigger them.
The resolution is to search for a commerce on the house crew bowling first. They will not be able to repelling the Aussie assault for a win however they need to be a minimum of able to a foothold in a chase. And at such an enormous beginning value additionally they have sufficient of their on-field armoury to get us some wiggle room.
Hope is boosted by Sportsbook to 7/2. Probable openers Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer are 7/2 and 10/3 respectively. We notice Jason Holder’s value at 14/1 and can control that in-play, having a nibble when, or if, it doubles.
For Australia, Philippe and McDermoot look expensive at 7/2 respectively. The purpose for the dimensions is Sportsbook pitching Finch as 11/4 favorite. We’re unsure that he performs. Turner is 10/1.
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