Australia Vs West Indies match preview
Two-time champions West Indies, who seem intent on rolling back the years at the Cricket World Cup 2019 with an aggressive pace attack, meet Australia in their second match of the ongoing tournament in the United Kingdom.
Will West Indies survive against 5-time world champion?
Talking About Australia
Australia, who began the defence of their title with a seven-wicket rout of outsiders Afghanistan, will pose a far sterner challenge at Trent Bridge on Thursday. To say the Nottingham venue has not been a happy hunting ground for the Australians in recent years would be something of an understatement.
Aaron Finch (Captain)
The aggressive Victorian batsman Aaron Finch is well known for his hard-hitting and ability to finish games. After winning series against India and Pakistan in their own backyard, Australian’s have high faith on Finch leading from the front.Do you know? He holds the record of highest individual score in a T20I, 172 against Zimbabwe.
David Warner (Batsman)
The highest run-getter in IPL 2019, David Warner has shown he’s still the force to be feared of. Do you know? David Warner was the first person in 132 years to represent a country without playing any first-class match.
Other Players to look out for
Australia is a team of champions. Steve Smith is trying his best to make his return count. Adam Zampa will want to prove himself in his debut World Cup. With power hitters like Maxwell and bowlers like Starc and Cummins, they are the Kangaroos.
Talking About West Indies
West Indies opened their campaign at the tournament in England and Wales by skittling out Pakistan for just 105 at Trent Bridge as their quicks made good use of the bouncer. Oshane Thomas led the way with four for 27, while Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell and captain Holder provided good support as the West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket win.
Jason Holder (Captain)
Holder was seen as a future talent until a selection panel headed by former World Cup-winner Clive Lloyd appointed him West Indies’ ODI captain in 2014. Holder was only 23 at the time and was still making his way as a fast bowler and a lower-middle order batsman.
Andre Russell (All-rounder)
His batting ability in the top and performing rate of almost in every single match makes him standout than others. Do you know? Russel Muscle has been compared to Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, two of Yorkshire’s premium batsmen due to his batting ability.
GAYLE VS STARC
Chris Gayle opened with Shai Hope last match, and if we check the bowlers who’ve dismissed them, we see that left-arm pacers have dismissed Gayle more. So when leftie Mitchell Starc takes the new ball for Australia, he could hassle Gayle more than Hope.