New Delhi: Hosts West Indies will take on a confident but David Warner-less Australian side in the fifth match of the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) Tri-series in the Caribbean islands.
This is will be the second of three matches scheduled at Basseterre, where scoring is relatively easier as against other venues. Australia, in fact, scored 288 against South Africa in the fourth match with Warner scoring a century.
Their 36-run win over the Proteas helped them top the table with two wins from three games, and a win today will increase the chances of qualifying for the final.
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Steve Smith is likely to miss the services of Warner, but this Aussie side is still great side despite the absence of one of the most prolific players around.
In contrast, the West Indies side is blowing both hot and cold. After starting the tournament with a good win over South Africa, they suffered a humiliating 6-wicket defeat with 146 remaining to the Aussies.
But a win today will helped them moved ahead of South Africa, and revived the campaign. And once again, Sunil Narine's form will be crucial for Jason Holder & Co. If he clicks, West Indies will be tough to beat.
West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Jonathan Carter, Carlos Brathwaite, Denesh Ramdin, Ashley Nurse, Suleiman Benn, SunilNarine, Jerome Taylor and Shannon Gabriel.
Australia: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon, James Faulkner, George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Travis Head.
Time: 10:30PM IST (13:00PM local time)
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TV Listing: Ten 3 & Ten1 HD
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