ENG vs PAK | 3rd T20I Preview: Change is the only constant but for distinguished reasons
19 July 2021
West Indies and Australia are all set to lock horns in the three-match ODI series slated to begin on July 21 in Barbados. The Caribbean side is coming into the series on the back of some brilliant display in the T20I fixtures that they won 4-1.
Australia on the side would be looking to make a comeback in the ODI series after they were thumped earlier on the tour.
But the visiting team might not have the services of their regular skipper Aaron Finch.
According to cricket.com.au, Finch was asked to perform “light duties” during the practice session to manage his knee injury.
There hasn’t been any confirmation that Finch would miss the game but the team management will have some work if the right-hander is ruled out.
For West Indies, coach Phil Simmons has said that he wants his batsmen to capitalise on the starts they get in order to put some good total on the board.
"We are looking for the way we batted to continue and improvements have to be made in the middle overs from 20-39 in order for us to get from 280-290 to the 320-330 we'll need against Australia," Simmons said. "We've been discussing that since the Sri Lanka series so now it's time to put it into action.”
Match: WI vs AUS, 1st ODI, Australia tour of West Indies, 2021
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM (Jul 21)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Australia: Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (c), Matthew Wade ( wk), Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc
West Indies: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Alex Carey, Shai Hope (C), Lendl Simmons, Matthew Wade, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Marsh (VC), Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr., Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (VC), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Philip, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd
Australia squad for ODIs & T20Is: Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Riley Meredith, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff.