AUS Playing 11: Australia will be up against the defending T20 champions West Indies in the first T20I of the series here at St. Lucia. The Australians will be fresh after a long break and will be raring to go. Meanwhile, hosts West Indies are coming off a series loss to South Africa recently. Both sides have met 11 times before in which West Indies leads Australia 6-5. Australia are ranked 5th while Windies are ranked 9th in the ICC T20I Rankings. With T20 World Cup not too far away, both teams will be looking to finalize their starting elevens.
Aaron Finch (C)
Matthew Wade (wk)
Skipper Aaron Finch is an excellent T20 batsman and he will be crucial to Australia’s chances in the powerplay. Henriques was impressive in the intra-squad match and is likely to play. Ben McDermott and Turner have scored plenty of runs in the BBL and they will look to control the middle order. Bowling looks powerful with Mitchell Starc leading the pack. Ashton Agar can play a crucial role in these conditions against hard-hitting WI batters.
Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs Australia 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 10 July and will start at 5:00 AM (IST).