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Match preview – Australia v West Indies: Battle of past and present champions

A sunny day with a moderate breeze expected at Nottingham.

The current World Cup champions Australia will face the dark horse of this World Cup and winner of the first two editions of World Cup, West Indies.

Australia instead played against an easy opponent in comparison to the West Indies though both the games turned out to be a one-sided affair.

Australian bowlers will be tested against the hard-hitting batsmen from West Indies. The West Indian batsmen had a low target to chase against Pakistan but in the practice game against New Zealand, where they smashed 421 in 50 overs, they have already shown what they are capable of doing.

Even West Indies bowling attack is at its best in this tournament. They whipped off Pakistan for just 105. The extra pace and bounce will trouble the Australians as they have not faced a proper fast bowling attack in the past two months.

The pitch to be used for this game is the same pitch on which England and Pakistan played two days back. A sunny day with a moderate breeze expected at Nottingham.

Players to watch out

David Warner is in excellent form, and Australia would be hoping from him to score a big hundred against the West Indies. His opening partnership with Finch in the last match had set the result for Australia. He is the biggest threat for the West Indies.

Chris Gayle, who has already scored a half-century in the opening game, wants to score a big against Australia, probably a double hundred. Gayle already has one double hundred in his kitty, that too was scored in World Cup.

Pakistan v West Indies in ODIs

Overall: Matches 139, Australia Won 73, West Indies Won 60, Tied 3, No Result 3

World Cup: Matches 9, Australia Won 4, West Indies Won 5

Recent Form (most recent first): Australia W W W W W, West Indies W L L W L

ICC Rankings: Australia (5), West Indies (8)

Upcoming Records

Andre Russell has scored 998 runs and needs 2 more to reach the 1,000 runs milestone, and also the 1,000 runs/50 wickets milestone.

Chris Gayle has scored 994 runs in World Cup and needs 6 more to reach the 1,000 runs milestone. He will become only the third West Indian to reach 1,000 runs in the World Cup.

Squads

Australia – Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

West Indies – Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.

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