AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For 1st ODI

Australia and West Indies are set to clash in the 1st ODI of the West Indies tour of Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 2. Both teams are coming off recent victories and will be eager to carry their winning momentum forward.

Previous Match Recap:

In their last encounter against India, Australia opted to field after winning the toss. Despite a strong start by Rohit Sharma, India struggled to maintain momentum and posted a total of 240 runs. Australia faced early setbacks in their chase but Travis Head’s partnership with Marnus Labuschagne steered them to victory with six wickets in hand.

Meanwhile, West Indies faced England in their previous match where they elected to field first. Despite a rain-affected game reduced to 40 overs, England managed to score 206 runs. In response, West Indies successfully chased down the revised target of 188 runs in 34 overs, securing a four-wicket win.

Match Information:

  • Event: Australia vs. West Indies, 1st ODI
  • Series: West Indies tour of Australia
  • Date: February 2, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Broadcast and Live Stream:

Catch the action live on the Star Sports Network and stream it on Disney+ Hotstar.

Weather Report:

Expect cloudy conditions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a temperature of 17.6°C and humidity at 78%.

Probable Playing XI:

Australia:

  • TM Head
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • C Green
  • JP Inglis (wk)
  • J Fraser-McGurk
  • MW Short
  • AM Hardie
  • Sean Abbott
  • A Zampa
  • Xavier Bartlett

West Indies:

  • A Athanaze
  • Brandon King
  • Keacy Carty
  • Shai Hope (C)
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Matthew Forde
  • Roston Chase
  • Y Cariah
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • G Moti-Kanhai
  • OC McCoy

Pitch Report:

The Melbourne Cricket Ground typically offers a batting-friendly pitch with assistance for pacers, especially swing bowlers. Batters may find it challenging to negotiate the swing, while pacers will relish the conditions. Teams winning the toss are likely to opt for batting first, aiming for an average first innings score of 254.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

  • Wicketkeeper: Josh Inglis, Shai Hope
  • Batsmen: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Alick Athanaze
  • All-rounders: Cameron Green, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase
  • Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Adam Zampa
  • Captain: Steve Smith
  • Vice-Captain: Travis Head

With both teams boasting talented lineups, the 1st ODI promises to be an exciting contest between Australia and West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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