West Indies vs Australia 5th ODI 13 June 2016 Live Score Prediction & Playing XI’s :- The ongoing TRI Series 2016 between Australia, South Africa and West Indies is becoming more and more interesting with every passing day as we have seen in the opening four matches that any team can beat anyone their day as the competition is quite tough on the Caribbean soil and today West Indies will look to improve their position on the points table as they will face Australia at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.
Tri Series West Indies Vs Australia 13th June 2016 Live Updates
There’s bright sunshine in St Kitts as Mike Haysman welcomes us for the toss. Holder flicks the coin, Smith calls Heads, tails it is.
An interesting observation from the previous match was that both teams found it to be a lot more difficult to score runs towards the death. Smith attributed it to the wicket slowing down considerably. With that being the case, one would presume that batting first makes sense. We’ll see how it goes at the toss which is less than 10 minutes away…
West Indies are behind the eight-ball, and desperately need a win to bring things on an even keel. What may work in their favour though is this decent batting track. The armoury of hitters at their disposal will fancy clearing these short straight boundaries even with mis-hits. So it might come down to the batting ammunition between the two teams.
With bowlers (majorly spinners) ruling the roost in the Guyana leg of the competition, cricket returned to normalcy with the tri-series shifting to St Kitts. The game between Australia and South Africa saw a decent ODI track which offered runs with the new ball, some turn in the middle, and reverse swing at the death to provide more of a fair contest between bat and ball. Not to mention those incredibly small boundaries. After playing catch-up for most part of the run-chase, Australia turned it on its head with some vicious reverse swing bowling through Starc and Hazlewood which brought the South African lower middle order to its knees. Not to mention the highly impressive Zampa. But as far as batting goes, they’ll have to find some other run-source because Warner has been ruled out after hurting his finger while diving in the field against the Proteas.
Australia vs West Indies 5th Match Teams 2016
West Indies (Playing XI): Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(w), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder(c), Sulieman Benn, Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith(c), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood
Winner Prediction – West Indies will win today against South Africa
Match: WI vs Aus, 5th Match, Australia and South Africa in West Indies Tri-Series, 2016
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Toss: West Indies won the toss and opt to bowl
Time: 05:00 PM GMT
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
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