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AUS vs WI: Xavier Bartlett handed with T20I debut cap

Aaron Hardie joins the club on his home field, while Kyle Mayers and Roston Chase have been called up by the visitors.

Source: Cricket.com.au

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Xavier Barlett will get his chance to bowl instantly in his T20I debut after Rovman Powell won the toss and chose to bat as the West Indies seek a consolation victory over Australia in the third and final T20I at a scorching Optus Stadium.

Powell changed his strategy after Australia scored massive total batting first to win the series in Hobart and Adelaide.

Kyle Mayers and Roston Chase have been named all-rounders, but hitters Brandon King and Shai Hope have been left out.

Following his impressive start to ODI cricket, Bartlett has been picked alongside allrounder Aaron Hardie, who will play in front of his local fans. Australia chose not to give explosive batter Jake Fraser-McGurk his T20I debut after he was added to the team.

Skipper Mitchell Marsh has been picked to open with David Warner, with Josh Inglis moving down to No. 4 and Hardie at No. 3 as Australia look to sweep the series to round off their home summer.

Perth has been in the grip of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to reach 35 degrees before the match begins. A gathering of around 15,000 is expected.

Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 3 Aaron Hardie, 4 Josh Inglis, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Adam Zampa, 9 Xavier Bartlett, 10 Spencer Johnson, 11 Jason Behrendorff

West Indies 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 4 Roston Chase, 5Rovman Powell (capt), 6 Sherfane Rutherford, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Romario Shepherd, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Alzarri Joseph

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