By CricketCountry Staff
Kingstown: Mar 20, 2012
West Indies defeated Australia in an ODI after a gap of six years and that would give them a vital momentum as the both the teams clash in the third ODI at Kingstown on Tuesday.
West Indies have found light at the end of a long tunnel. On a slow pitch where batting was becoming increasingly difficult, it took the power hitting of Kieron Pollard to turn the match Windies way. The victory will be cherished for a long period of time and as Sunil Narine stated, the win might well pave the way for a series victory. But the hosts do not have much time to celebrate. In what has been a crowded schedule, the two teams will face off against each other for the third time at the same venue.
The free hitting Australian batsmen will have to find a way of negotiating the varied bowling attack of the hosts. In short, it will be another battle between the Australian batsmen and the West Indies bowlers, with the winner of the battle going a long way in taking control over the match.
Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade(w), Shane Watson(c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, George Bailey, Daniel Christian, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Brett Lee, Nathan Lyon
West Indies: Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh(w), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy(c), Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach