329/7 - 290/10

Date: Wed Feb 6
Time: 03:20 GMT
14:20 local
Competition: West Indies - Australia Tour
  3rd ODI
Live/Repeat: Live
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

West Indies

Australia vs West Indies Match Preview

Anand Rane, Feb 5th 2013
Australia will look to seal the five-match series against West Indies at Canberra.
George Bailey will look to continue his good form
George Bailey will look to continue his good form
After giving away the previous match quite remarkably, the West Indies need to quickly assess their strategy on this tour, as they face Australia in the 3rd ODI, at Canberra.

The Windies were banking on their two experienced blokes, Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan, but they seem to have no answer to Mitchell Starc’s exceptional swing bowling. Infact, all the men from the carribbean are struggling to play against him.

The batsmen need to sort out a method to face the Aussie pace attack, or the result of this tour will easily go in the Aussies favour.

Andre Russell has not got a game yet, and he is very likely to feature in third ODI. Russell missed the previous two ODIs due to injury. He has recovered well and he may get a game tomorrow.

The West Indies are not expected to make any further changes to their playing XI, as they look to change the course of the series in their favor.

On the other hand, the Australians have an established combination, and they will be ready for another crushing victory.

Mitchell Starc has really come good in this series. And he would be looking for another five-for in the upcoming match.

No changes are expected for Australia tomorrow, however the management and the captain might be tempted to slot in Xavier Doherty, as the series moves towards slower pitches.

Doherty might replace a fast bowler, but considering the struggle of WI batsmen against pace, the chances are slim.

Tomorrow’s match might become interesting if Chris Gayle and other firepower from the West Indies do fire.

The Weather in Australia has been perfect for cricket in the previous weeks, and same is expected for tomorrow as well.

All in all, the equation is simple. The Windies need to win the match tomorrow, to stay alive in the series, and if the Kangaroos win, they win the series with two matches still to follow.