West Indies VS Australia 1st ODI Preview

“Under Pressure Kangaroos look for Reassessment”

After a series loss down under, it’s the time to showcase the strength and the class, Aussies possess. Close T-20 5-Match series, clinched by West Indies after some great batting and bowling masterclass where we saw high and low scoring encounter on both the ends. While The Invincibles won’t take it lightly and follow a winning path, taking Windies in a 3-match ODI series with Mitchell Marsh being the only one man who saved the Aussies at times in the series. The tour for the Australians is one of a benefit as the T-20 World Cup is set to start soon and the learning and experience matter before going into the T-20 World Cup in October, though changes may take place in the squad for the final list.

West Indies will look to dominate the Kangaroos in the ODI’s as well while the hopes are that the Baggy Greens will not let the hometown fans be disappointed. The series will kick off on the 21st morning or say the exact midnight. We are set to have some great cricketing action after a long between these two giants. The win will keep them in the World Cup Super League and a spot in the top 8. Just the matter of fact is the Windies are having home advantage against a World Class side. Some big names are expected to deliver big this series as well.

Expected Lineups:

 While both the sides have injury issues as well i.e the Aussies captain Aaron Finch is out due to a knee injury and Alex Carey is expected to have the command. While of the Windies, Pollard has not been given full consent that he will take the field or not while in this case, Jason Holder might have the Captain crown.

Australia XI: Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (C and WK), Ashton Agar, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa

West Indies XI: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo/Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Mohammed/Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell

Head-to-Head: The clashes between the two were a long time back while the new young guns are expected to deliver differently. The last 5 outings between the two have been dominated by Aussies and this time the with a full pace attack the odds favor Australia.

Date& Place: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Cricket Ground, Barbados

Time: 00:00 A.M. IST, 2:30 P.M. local time

Weather Report: We expect to have a full-fledged match on a Dry day with the humidity of 72%, mid-temperature around 27-30 degrees.

Pitch Conditions: Chasing side gets the advantage and it would be amazing to see the team play under the lights with the average score on the pitch counts to nearby of 250 and above.

Change in Format will be a different task for both sides as we wait to watch the whole day game live from Barbados.

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