West Indies vs Australia T20Is
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The cricketing world is set to witness a showdown of two of the best white-ball teams when the West Indies vs Australia T20I series kicks off in the Caribbean.

Australia have reached the West Indies to play five T20Is and three ODIs as both teams’ eye top-notch preparations for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup that will go down in the UAE in October.

The two sides last locked horns with each other in 2014.

Australia tour of West Indies schedule:

  • First T20: Saturday 10 July
  • Second T20: Sunday 11 July
  • Third T20: Tuesday 13 July
  • Fourth T20: Thursday 15 July
  • Fifth T20: Saturday 17 July

Where is West Indies vs Australia taking being held?

The T20I series will be held in St Lucia whereas the ODIs have been scheduled in Barbados.

How can I watch West Indies vs Australia live stream?

The cricket fans who are tech-savvy and want to enjoy the WI vs Australia series on their tablet or phone can go with the BT Sport app. There will be a link available on the homepage which will propel to the live stream as soon as the coverage gets underway.

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The application can be downloaded without any charges on iOS and Android phones and tablets. It has more than just live streaming options.

Squads:

West Indies

Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (VC), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Australia

Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

Tour prediction

We will give the edge to the hosts this time around because not only are they the reigning T20I champions, but the team that they have now built looks like the most dangerous side for the shortest format of the game.

The likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Lewis, and Kieron Pollard can demolish best bowling line-ups on the given days, something that will be easier for them on home soil.

However, Australia should closely monitor the recent South Africa series in which the Proteas won 3-2 against the Windies.

Without David Warner and Pat Cummins, the Kangaroos will have difficulty adjusting to the Caribbean conditions.

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However, we feel that Aaron Finch’s men will have a better chance at winning the three-match ODI series because they have the right men in their squad to propel the side to victory in a 50-over game.

This will be an excellent preparatory series for both teams before they travel to the UAE to participate in the World Cup. Not only will they learn about each other trump cards but also have a chance to improve their rankings on the ICC’s T20I team charts.

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Shayan is a Pakistan-based sports blogger with over three years of experience in journalism and sub-editing of sports-related pieces.

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