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WI seek consolation win
by Asher Wilson


Scorecard:Australia v West Indies
Event:West Indies in Australia 2012/13

DateLine: 8th February 2013

 

Australia v West Indies
4th ODI 2013
Match Preview

 

With the series all 'done and dusted' in the Aussies' favor, the West Indies meet them again in the fourth ODI match of the tour tomorrow in Sydney.

 

This match will have no effect on the result of the series, but it may serve as a face saver for the Windies, who have been very disappointing so far, considering the firepower of their bowling unit.

 

The West Indies have definitely underachieved than what they could have got, and that is a worrying sign for the captain and the coach. They need to somehow find someone who can lift this nose-diving team up with a spark of brilliance.

 

Their troubles increased as Shane Watson again made a superb comeback to the Aussie fold, smashing 122 runs in the 3rd ODI, grabbing the man of the match award as well.

 

The West Indies are most likely to play with their best XI, considering the squad they have, and no changes are expected from them for the upcoming match.

 

In line with their potentially explosive batting line-up, the West Indies will hope that their batsmen do better in this match as they did show glimpses of their true batting colors in the previous match.

 

On the other hand, the Kangaroos will have no looking back and will be expecting another strong performance on the field.

 

George Bailey and Watson would be the key for the hosts in the batting department, as they will look to attack the West Indies bowlers throughout their innings, in the upcoming match. However, there are reports that Bailey may be unfit and make way for Adam Voges.

 

In the bowling department, Xavier Doherty would still be in consideration to feature in the playing XI, as the pitch in Sydney tends to favor the slow men in the later part of the innings.

 

No other drastic changes are expected in the Aussie lineup, unless they look to give some match practice to their bench players.

 

Tomorrow’s game may not affect the series outcome, but nonetheless the teams contain enough entertainers to gather interest of the viewers and the crowd.

 

Australia (possible): 1 Shane Watson, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Phillip Hughes, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 Adam Voges, 6 Matthew Wade (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 James Faulkner, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Clint McKay, 11 Xavier Doherty.

 

West Indies (possible): 1 Kieron Powell, 2 Chris Gayle / Johnson Charles, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan / Narsingh Deonarine, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Devon Thomas (wk), 9 Darren Sammy 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Kemar Roach.

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