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Australia look for a more convincing series win against West Indies

Anand Rane, February 1 2013,
They will need more from their batsmen on difficult swinging tracks.
Dave Warner's reverse hits will be missed
Dave Warner's reverse hits will be missed
The Australian broadcasters of the ODI series against the West Indies may be trying to sell the product on the back of the nostalgia from yesteryear, when the Windies would have arrived with the likes of Lloyd, Richards, Garner and Lara among their ranks.

The point they seem to have missed, is that the side from the Caribbean, under the captaincy of Darren Sammy, arrives as the World Twenty20 Champions. A title that they won as recently as last October in Sri Lanka.

Perhaps the marketing men are looking at the West Indies more recent form, when they fell to an ODI series defeat in Bangladesh, despite winning the preceding Test series.

Allied to this, they have only been in the country for a week's adaptation, and they take on an Australian side that will have been buoyed considerable by their series squaring victory against Sri Lanka in Hobart.

It is expected that both sides will use this series as preparation for the forthcoming Champions Trophy which will be played in England later this year, with the next ODI World Cup due to take place in 2015.

A number of Australian players will be looking to turn their occasional selections for the side, into a more permanent place in the starting line up.

Among them, James Faulkner and Usman Khawaja, who have come into the side to replace the injured Moises Henriques and David Warner respectively.

Ramnaresh Sarwan is returning to the West Indies side, following a period of exile as the result of mutual discontent and legal action, while Sunil Narine will be looking to demonstrate that he can perform as efficiently away from the Caribbean, as he can on his own home surfaces.

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