AUS vs WI Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 1st T20I of West Indies tour of Australia 2022

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AUS vs WI: Australia will face West Indies in the first T20 international of the West Indies tour of Australia in 2022. The game will be played on 5th October 2022 in Queensland, Australia. West Indies is touring Australia for a bilateral series of 2 T20s and as many tests. The test series will be played in November post the conclusion of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022. 

In a bizarre incident, Shimron Hetmyer is ruled out after he missed his flight to Australia. He will not even be a part of the upcoming T20 World Cup. This will dent the West Indies side even more as he is a vital member of the squad. It will be interesting to see what approach they adopt under these circumstances. 

Australia, on the other hand, will welcome back their three regular players. David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Mitchell Starc will return to the side. All three missed the bilateral series against India owing to injury. The Aussies had a below-average series against India. They lost the 3-match T20 series by 1-2. They performed well in the first game by chasing a 200+ total. But, couldn’t carry on the momentum forward. 

Match Details for AUS vs WI

Series: West Indies tour of Australia 2022

Date: 5th October 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:40 PM IST

Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland

Pitch Report for AUS vs WI

The game will take place at Carrara Oval stadium in Queensland. Not many international games have been played at this venue. The weather will remain overcast. Bowling first could be the wise choice at this surface.

Probable Playing XI


Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

West Indies

 Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (captain/wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Yannic Cariah, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

Match Predictions for AUS vs WI

Australia is the probable winner of this game. Their setup is much more stable than the West Indies. With the return of the stalwarts, they are a much stronger side. Meanwhile, the West Indies will miss the services of Hetmyer. Their side looks good on paper, but whether they succeed in turning up as a team will remain the main question. Overall, a good contest will play out between the two teams.

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