With the semifinals berth at stake for Australia, the Aaron Finch-led team will face West Indies in the 38th match of the T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
A win for Australia will almost seal their place in the T20 World Cup semifinal and it will be interesting to note their approach.
We take a look at Match Prediction on the basis of current form, head to head, stats, and players to look out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for Australia: L W W L W
Australia won their previous match against Bangladesh and did themselves a huge favor by beating the opposition by a gargantuan margin to improve their NRR. Thus, it means if the Men in Yellow are able to win their last Super 12 match against the Windies, they will almost confirm their place in the last four.
Current form for West Indies: L L L W L
The reigning champions West Indies haven’t been able to bring their best in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 as they have lost three out of their four matches in the Super 12 stage. The Windies lost their previous match against Sri Lanka by 20 runs, which knocked them out of the tournament. The Caribbean nation will look to give a bidding farewell to Dwayne Bravo, who has announced his international retirement.
Head to Head: Matches: 16, Won by Australia: 6, Won by West Indies: 10.
West Indies clearly holds the advantage in the head-to-head battle against Australia.
Players to watch out for: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, and Glenn Maxwell will the key players for Australia.
Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Oshane Thomas, and Lendl Simmons will be the important players for West Indies.
Match Prediction: Given current form, Australia will be the favorites against West Indies.