“Resilient Kangaroos thump Windies, Go 1-0 Up”
While the things went the same way as we expected the Greens to do in the first header of the ODI Series between the giants. Alex makes a debut as a winning captain along with a 50+ score. Wes Agar, Josh Philippe, and Ben McDermott were the three debutants from the Aussies side while Walsh, Windies main man was picked later on with Shai Hope out due to ankle injury and bags his Maiden 5 Wickets haul stopping Australians for 252 in a rain-hit match which was reduced to 49 Overs-a-side. While the sublime bowling in the first powerplay by Josh Hazelwood and M.Starc wreaked havoc, reducing Windies for 6-27. Victory by 133 runs and Starc bagged the silverware (M.O.M).
The must-win game for the West Indies will be a different sort of challenge keeping in mind the giving away of their wickets i.e soft dismissals and the series on-line as well. Pollard gears up his eleven with positivity and on the other side, The Invincibles will look to overcome the T-20 series defeat and clinch this one after the second ODI win.
While captaining his second match, Carey will look to win the series as a captain and mark his name in history with an eye on Finch injury and rehab as well. Both the teams are expected to start with the same eleven as of the first encounter
Australia XI: Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (C and WK), Ashton Agar, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Wes agar
West Indies XI: Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Walsh Jr. R.Chase.
Head-to-Head: In the do-or-die moment it’s never a matter of head-to-head but as a team effort West Indies will look to overcome the head-to-head record which is dominated by the Greens.
Date& Place: 23rd July, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Cricket Ground, Barbados
Time: 00:00 A.M. IST, 2:30 P.M. local time
Weather Report: We as viewers will not like to have a rainy day and there would be a humidity of above 70%, mid-temperature around 25-30 degrees.
Pitch Conditions: The pitch is expected to remain the same with an average score of 250 and the team chasing will have an advantage under lights along with the temperature getting cool as well.
“Do or Die moment for the Windies to send Australians home with a win or keep them still, up for the final encounter”