The West Indies went in as slight betting favorites to win the 5 match T2I series against Australia. The West Indies are one of the most powerful T20 teams in the world and came into this T20 series with a lot of T20 cricket behind them as they just finished playing a T20 series in South Africa.
Australia on the other hand came in cold and also came in with a second string line-up as some of their key players like Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Marnus Labuschagne decided to skip this series. Australia decided to bring in a lot of their discarded veterans to bolster their squad.
That was one of the reasons why Australia went in as betting underdogs and the bookmakers got it right. The West Indies ended up winning the first three T20 games and in doing so have already secured the series with a 3-0 scoreline. The West Indies will now want to push for a 5-0 series whitewash? Will they be able to do it or will the Australians show some fight and win the next two games.
Our cricket experts break down the next two games and what each team must do to win. If you are keen on betting on this T20 series or other T20 cricket matches taking place around the world, go ahead and register at any of the sports betting sites listed below.
West Indies vs. Australia – Fourth T20
The fourth T20 is set to take place on the 15th of July and it is critical for Australia to win this game to save themselves from suffering a 5-0 series whitewash. Bet365 once again has the West Indies once again go in as betting favorites with odds of 1.72 while Australia are the underdogs with odds of 2.10.
The West Indies will not want to give Australia a chance to bounce back and are not expected to rest any of their senior players even though the series is already won. It is not everyday that you get the opportunity to secure a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia and it is something that West Indian captain Kieron Pollard will want to add to his leadership resume.
West Indies – Key Players
One of the reasons why the West Indies have done well in this T20 series is because they have had different players put their hands up and put in a match winning performance. The West Indian bowlers continue to make life difficult for the Aussie batsmen who are yet to get going. The key bowlers for the West Indies in the fourth T20 will once again be Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen.
Chris Gayle came to the party in the third T20 and played an innings that got him the man of the match award. The Universal Boss will want to continue that form in the fourth T20 and will be the danger man along with the talented Nicholas Pooran who captained the side in the third T20.
Australia – Key Players
Australia will struggle to win the remaining two T20s if their batsmen fail to get past 50. Captain Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade and Moises Henriques all got starts but failed to kick on and get a big score. Australia need to get a couple of batsmen firing in the fourth T20 or they will lose again.
M Starc finally put in a good spell in the third T20 and will be a key bowler for the Aussies. None of the other Aussie bowlers impressed and it might be time for Australia to introduce a few new faces in their bowling department.
Fourth T20 Verdict
We are going to back the West Indies to win the 4th T20 and push for that 5-0 series whitewash.
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