Australia completed a series victory against the West Indies with a 34-run triumph at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening. That brings the record to 2-0, with the hosts also prevailing in Hobart, before of the series’ final day-night T20I on Tuesday, February 13th, at the Perth Stadium. Read on as we preview this game, which starts at 16:00 local time in Perth.
Australia maintained their domination over the West Indies and their good home record with a comprehensive victory in Adelaide on Sunday, and they now appear to be on track to add a 3-0 T20I series triumph to their 3-0 ODI success over the Caribbean men earlier this month.
After victories against South Africa, India, and England, the West Indies will be dismayed to have already lost this T20 series. However, their batting has been outstanding, and some tighter bowling in Perth might result in a consolation victory.
There will be plenty of speed and bounce on this ground in Western Australia. We may predict a par score of around 185-190 in this match.
Head to Head:
Jake Fraser-McGurk and Wes Agar have been added to Australia’s team for this match, with fast bowler Josh Hazlewood heading home to recover before his tour of New Zealand later this month. Fraser-McGurk and Agar are poised to make their T20I debuts.
Australia Squad Preview:
David Warner, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Jason Behredorff, Adam Zampa, Aaron Hardie, Wes Agar
West Indies Preview:
The West Indies selectors’ knee-jerk reactions to setbacks are over, and we expect a more mature approach to selection in Perth. Despite losing the series, we anticipate them to bring back the same players as they prepare for the T20 World Cup.
West Indies Squad Predicted:
Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shai Hope, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph