West Indies v Australia Third ODI Betting Preview
West Indies v Australia: ODI Game 3, 20/3 – 9.30am (Local Time) 21/3- 12:30am AEST at Arnos Vale Ground, St Vincent
The West Indies head into the third ODI with plenty of confidence after recording their first ODI victory over Australia since 2006.
So excited by the performance in the second match, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, has declared Tuesday a public holiday and as a result the match is already sold out.
Australia will be looking to turn the tables and with the wicket favouring the spin bowlers, Nathan Lyon has been added to the side at the expense of Peter Forrest.
The first two matches have been decided by two individuals and both of those bowlers happen to be spin bowlers.
Australian spinner Xavier Doherty took four wickets in the first match while West Indian spinner Sunil Narine took four wickets in the second match.
Nathan Lyon has been added to the side and immediately he becomes a key player for Australia.
Australia is a batsman down with Lyon’s addition so it is important he makes an impact and works in tandem with Doherty.
Sunil Narine was the star in the second ODI and he will need to deliver once again if the West Indies want to take a lead in the series.
The wicket will suit him once again and he will be looking to impress in front of a sold out crowd.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS:
The forecast is possible thunderstorms with a top of 28 degrees. It will be similar conditions to the second match, so there could be rain delays and the possibility of a reduced match.
They will be playing on the pitch that was used in the first ODI so there will be no surprises. It will be a grind for the batsmen and favour the spin bowlers and bowlers with a change of pace.
Australia has made one change to their side with the addition of spinner Nathan Lyon at the expense of Peter Forrest.
Here is how the Australians will line-up:
- David Warner
- Shane Watson (c)
- Matthew Wade
- Michael Hussey
- David Hussey
- George Bailey
- Daniel Christian
- Brett Lee
- Clint McKay
- Xavier Doherty
- Nathan Lyon
It’s hard to imagine that the West Indies will change a winning side and particularly a side that recorded the first ODI win over Australia since 2006. Devendra Bishoo could come into the side to replace Andre Russell if they decide they need an extra spinner to complement Narine.
Here is how the West Indians are likely to line-up:
- Kieran Powell
- Johnson Charles
- Marlon Samuels
- Darren Bravo
- Dwayne Bravo
- Kieron Pollard
- Andre Russell
- Carlton Baugh
- Darren Sammy (c)
- Sunil Narine
- Kemar Roach
The West Indies will beaming with confidence and will want to make it back-to-back victories against the Aussies.
Australia doesn’t lose too many consecutive matches so will be determined to bounce back and regain their lead in the series.
The addition of Nathan Lyon could prove to be a masterstroke in spinner-friendly conditions.
Australia to bounce back on the back of their spinning attack in a tight contest.
BEST HEAD-TO-HEAD BET:
Australia to win ($1.40)
AUSTRALIA HIGH BAT:
David Warner ($4.50)
WEST INDIES HIGH BAT:
Marlon Samuels ($5.00)
AUSTRALIA MOST WICKETS:
Nathan Lyon ($5.00)
WEST INDIES MOST WICKETS:
Sunil Narine ($4.50)915 views