WI vs AUS Stats : West Indies will take on Australia in a three match ODI series in Bridgetown, Barbados from 20 July. Both the sides have just played a five match T20I series which West Indies won by 4-1 and now both will shift their focus on ODI series which is a part of ICC World ODI Super League so all three matches are important for them and in this format Australia will feel better than T20Is as Windies haven’t been at their best in this format for a while.
West Indies and Australia’s ODI rivalry began back in 1975. In the start West Indies dominated a lot and till early 90s they’re a far better side than the Aussies but from late 90s Australia turned things in their favour and their one of the best teams in history defeated West Indies for fun and from last 20 years they have been dominating side against the West Indies and haven’t lost any bilateral ODI series in this century but right now the situation is different as Australia is a weakened team on this tour and West Indies can register their first ODI series win over Australia since 1994/95. And here are the head to head record of West Indies and Australia in ODIs.
As we have already discussed West Indies vs Australia first ODI was played in 1975 and since then these two sides have played 140 ODIs against each other and of which Australia have won more matches and here are their records against each other in this format.
West Indies is ranked 8th in the ICC ODI team rankings and for a long time they have been below average in this tournament. They could not qualify for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 but after that they have looked a side who is improving and over the years they have put up some good performances against India, England etc but still lacking consistency and they need to work on that and here are their ODI records since that tournament.
West Indies in ODI Cricket Since Champions Trophy 2017 :
Australia who is sitting at 3rd position in the rankings have been one of the top three sides in the world. Over the years they have declined a bit and couldn’t match the level of England and India and it’s a big concern for them. Although they played some good series here and there and last year defeated both England and India in bilateral series and here are their record since Champions Trophy 2017.
Australia in ODI Cricket Since Champions Trophy 2017 :
West Indies and Australia’s last 5 ODIs against each other have come in last 8 years so these two haven’t played enough in the last decade and in these many years both the sides have changed a lot and right now there isn’t much difference if we see their strengths and weaknesses. And this series should be a hard fought series.
Last 5 ODIs between WI and AUS :
West Indies won – 1
Australia won – 4
In the last 8 years West Indies and Australia have played only 5 ODIs against each other so many players from current West Indies squad haven’t played much against the Aussies and in this series their fate will rely on Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard, Nichols Pooran and Evin Lewis in the batting and here are the batting numbers of their batsmen who have played against Australia.
West Indies Bowling Stats vs Australia in ODIs :
West Indies have a new and young bowling attack in ODIs and the duo of Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell will be the key bowlers for them and youngsters Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Philip, Romario Shephered and spinners Fabian Allen and Akeal Hosein too have show good potential and here are their numbers against Australia in ODIs.
Australia are without a few senior batsmen like David Warner, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell for this ODI series and it has weakened their batting department a lot and now the whole responsibility of it will be on captain Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade and Moises Henriques etc and here are the records of Australia batsmen against West Indies in ODIs.
Australia Bowling Stats vs West Indies in ODIs :
Australia’s bowling attack is pretty decent for this ODI series as they have experienced Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa who all three have been good in this format and for support have the likes of Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar and Jason Behrendorff who have been good in domestic cricket over the years and here are their bowling records against West Indies in ODIs.