West Indies haven’t had much success against Australia in recent ODI history. In fact, they have won just 5 in 32 ODIs against the defending world champions in the last 15 years.
Be that as it may, things are relied upon to change when a rejuvenated West Indies take Australia in their second World Cup 2019 match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.
West Indies declared their entry with a bang after of thrashing Pakistan by 7 wickets in their World Cup opener last Friday. There is a sense of idealism around this Jason Holder’s side that was absent with the Caribbean sides in the last decade.
Jason Holder has said West Indies are geared up to take on the in-form Australian side but maintained that they are not being carried away by the win over Pakistan.
Pitch prediction – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
The last time, Australia played an ODI at Trent Bridge, England set a world-record total of 481. Known to be a heaven for batsmen, Trent Bridge has produced one high-scoring and a low-scoring game so far at the World Cup.
Pakistan were bundled out for 105 in Nottingham a week ago yet they returned well to post 348 and beat has England on Monday.
Overcast conditions are predicted for Thursday and a smidgen of swing can be the only relief for bowlers at Trent Bridge.
Playing XI prediction: Australia vs West Indies
Andre Russell appeared to get a niggle during the Pakistan clash yet he is purportedly fit for the enormous tie versus Australia. West Indies are unlikely to change the playing XI that dominated Pakistan.
Then again, Australia are probably going to supplant Adam Zampa with off-spinner Nathan Lyon, considering the number of left-handers in the West Indies batting line-up.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxwell, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas