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ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs West Indies – Playing XI & Pitch Report

ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs West Indies – Playing XI & Pitch Report

Date & Time: Thursday, 6th June, 3:00 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

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It’s been three years since Australia and the West Indies faced each other. Today, at 3:00 PM IST, both the teams will play each other at Trent Bridge, Nottingham even as the Australians seem quite confident since their initial two-match win. To level up, the mighty Windies destroyed the Pakistan lineup with short-pitch deliveries, in their opening encounter allowing only a mere 105 runs on the scoreboard.

Australia (AUS)

England won the game against Australia, the last time, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, winning by at least 242 runs. The Aussies might not seem extremely confident as they face the West Indian rampage. The team is dominated by left-handers and Nathan Lyon seems like a choice. Yet, Australia should start thinking about their off-spin bowling, a department that seems to have not received the kind of attention that it should have, of late.

Probable Playing XI

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa/Nathan Lyon

West Indies (WI)

West Indies emerged victorious against Pakistan with some outstanding innings, winning by 7 wickets and garnering an NRR of +5.802. Gayle and Russell were seen playing for long hours across the nets on Wednesday. At the same time, Russell was seen going out, as the teammates continued to warm up. Considering he hasn’t faced Australia in a while, there is much to prepare.

Probable Playing XI

Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, ShimronHetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

Pitch Report:

Rains are predicted and fans shouldn’t be surprised if the game is washed out due to downpour. Heavy rains are foreseen from 9 AM to 7 PM and the DLS method might have to be the deciding factor if the conditions are true. Throughout game time, clouds are expected. Although with the temperature at just 17 degrees Celsius and humidity at 40 or 50, the weather seems quite pleasant in the morning. The Trent Bridge pitch has always been considered as a batsman’s paradise. But the fast bowlers from Pakistan proved it otherwise as well. The last world record was here, and bearing in mind the overcast skies, fielding first should be the option after winning the toss.

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