Having led the West Indies to their maiden ICC Women`s World Cup final, skipper Merissa Aguilleira today said her team has a psychological edge over Australia in tomorrow`s summit clash after their shock eight-run win over the same opponents in the last Super Six stage game.
Notwithstanding that they have already qualified for ICC Women`s World Cup final, Australia are eager to go all out for a victory against the West Indies in their final Super Six match at the MIG Club ground in Bandra here tomorrow.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies in Melbourne Sunday after complaining of a recurrence of the hamstring trouble that he has carried through the Australian summer.
The Australian cricket medical staff would make the final decision on whether injured batsman George Bailey is ready to play in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the SCG following coach Mickey Arthur’s statement that they are eyeing a 5-0 clean sweep over the tourists.
Captain Darren Sammy says he expects the West Indies and Australia to pick up from where they left off in the Caribbean last year, when they played to a thrilling 2-2 tie in a similar five-match one-day series.
Chris Gayle smashed a blistering unbeaten 75 as West Indies stormed into their maiden ICC World T20 final with a crushing 74-run victory over a listless Australia at the R Premadasa Stadium here today.
Having registered a comprehensive win in their World Twenty20 opener, Australia would aim to seal a Super Eight berth when they take on the flamboyant West Indies in a Group B encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium today.