After a 3-2 defeat to South Africa, West Indies will be looking to bounce back as they face Australia for the five-match T20I series at home. The first game will be contested at the Beausejour Stadium. Both sides have some power packed hitters, as well skilled wicket takers in their respective camps. That being said, here are a few key players who could have a major impact in the upcoming clash.
Regarded as one of the most lethal T20I openers in the modern game, Evin Lewis could definitely pose a threat to Australia. Lewis had a decent series against South Africa, which included two fifties. The 29-year-old bats at a staggering strike rate of 156.4, and has also scored two hundreds from the 40 T20Is he has featured in.
Evin Lewis in T20Is
The Australian captain has been a real asset for his team in white ball cricket. Talking about T20Is specifically, Finch has featured in 71 matches, and has scored 2346 runs in the process. Finch has proven to be decisive in the power play overs with his stroke making, and can score some big runs here.
Aaron Finch in T20Is
The veteran all-rounder has been one of the valuable members in the West Indies cricket team. Bravo is on the back of a productive series against South Africa, as he scalped 10 wickets from the five T20Is. DJ Bravo’s ability to mix it up with his variations, especially towards the death overs is what earns him bags of wickets. Apart from that, he can also contribute with some runs through his bat.
Dwayne Bravo in T20Is
Four Wicket hauls: 3
Runs Scored: 1168
Adam Zampa has impressed in recent times with his wrist spin and the ability of taking crucial wickets in the middle overs. The 29-year-old has picked up 43 wickets from the 41 T20Is, and maintains an economy rate of under seven, which makes him an absolute must in the Fantasy Teams.
Adam Zampa in T20Is
Best Figures: 3/14
5. Obed McCoy
The young left-arm-fast bowler had a series to remember against South Africa, and was behind Dwayne Bravo in the wickets column. Though McCoy is inexperienced, he has still managed to pick up 18 wickets from 12 international appearances for West Indies, which include 14 wickets from the 10 games in T20Is.
Obed McCoy in T20Is
Four Wicket Hauls: 1
The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.