Australia v West Indies 2013 schedule
Australia to play West Indies in five ODIs, one T20I
Darren Sammy will lead West Indies in Australia
West Indies’ Australia tour will be started with a practice match against Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval, Canberra on January 29. This limited-overs series will feature five ODIs and only one Twenty20s.
Australia’s international summer schedule was begun on November 9 with a Test match against South Africa at Gabba. The summer season will be ended on the same ground with a Twenty20 match against West Indies on February 13.
From February 1 to February 13, Australia will play the final part of their international summer season against West Indies. Manuka Oval ground will host an ODI as part of centenary celebrations at Canberra.
The other four ODIs will be held at the WACA, SCG, and MCG. WACA will host two ODIs.
Back in July 2012, the chief executive of Cricket Australia, James Sutherland, expressed his happiness for having the opportunity of starting the summer season against a strong side like South Africa. He also considered themselves fortunate to have Sri Lanka back again. He considered that playing against those tough teams would be good for the young talents injected into the Australian team.
He also indicated to the celebrations they would go on in Canberra during the summer season. At that time, he said that the fans would have to choose between celebrations and matches once during Sri Lanka tour and twice during West Indies tour.
However, despite the ongoing celebrations, he hoped that all the matches would draw bumper crowd.
Schedule of the West Indies Tour
Jan 29: Prime Minister's XI v West Indians, Manuka Oval, Canberra
Feb 1: Australia v West Indies, 1st ODI, WACA
Feb 3: Australia v West Indies, 2nd ODI, WACA
Feb 6: Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
Feb 8: Australia v West Indies, 4th ODI, SCG
Feb 10: Australia v West Indies, 5th ODI, MCG
Feb 13: Austalia v West Indies, Only T20I, Gabba