Australia won the match by 15 runs
The Windies seems fearsome in their first match against Pakistan for just 105, out class their opponents on a good batting pitch.
The short and quick bowling attack led by Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell may once more comes firing versus Australia, with whom they contribute a long history in the ICC World Cup. The team from the Caribbean won their first ICC World Cup with a win against Australia in 1975 at the Lord’s.
The West Indies are aggressive with each ball and bat. Russell started the rout with the bowling versus Pakistan, bouncing out a two of batsmen however had a little bit of niggle with his knee after the match. But, the all-rounder has been fit for the crucial battle against Australia.
Chris Gayle warmed up greatly for the event with a imazing 50 versus Pakistan and he could be destroys at the top of the batting order. Shai Hope, who started the batting with Gayle, has been in great form particularly in one-day cricket. He averages over fifty in 55 one day internationals with six 100s in this format.
However Jason Holder’s side can’t take Australia easy who have won their last 8 matches in a row. Australia stormed back to win the one day series in India with 3-2, then defeated Pakistan in UAE and started off with a massive win over Afghanistan.
The defending champions have been enhanced by the return of Warner and Smith in their batting line-up. Warner registered an unbeaten 89 and captain Aaron Finch additionally cashed in during their opening fixture.
The Australian pace bowling attack is full of potential as well led by fit-again Mitchell Starc and additionally features the likes of Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Adam Zampa gives them the advantage in the spin-bowling as he performed against Afghanistan excluding from one wayward over.
Last Five ODIs
West Indies: L-W-L-L-W
Players to watch out for
Australia: Mitchell Starc – captain Finch will relay on his more pace to push the West Indies aggressive-hitters on to the backfoot. The highest wicket-taker from the 2015 ICC World Cup produced great steam against Afghanistan as well as the warm-up match versus West Indies.
West Indies: Oshane Thomas – He could only be twenty-two years of age but Thomas was the quickest of the West Indies team bowler in the match against Pakistan. He has now taken nine wickets in his last 2 one day games – following up on his career-best 5-21 when he bowled out England for 113 in March.