West Indies received the toss and made up our minds to bowl towards Australia
Captain Rovman Powell received the toss and elected to bowl on a grassy Bellerive Oval floor with West Indies boosted via the go back of key gamers within the T20I series-opener towards Australia.
After being whitewashed within the three-match ODI sequence, punctuated via humiliatingly being bowled out for 86 in Canberra, West Indies will boast a robust line-up, together with Brandon King, Andre Russell and Nicholas Pooran for the primary time on excursion.
West Indies have robust shape within the layout having received their final two sequence towards England and India.
With Matthew Wade taking the gloves for Australia, Josh Inglis will play as a expert batter and has been named to open the batting along David Warner.
Having starred in India in a five-match T20I sequence past due final yr, left-arm fast Jason Behrendorff will get his probability along Josh Hazlewood and Sean Abbott. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis go back after lacking the ODI sequence.
Multi-format gamers Steven Smith, Travis Head, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc had been rested, however there shall be numerous jockeying for spots with the T20 International Cup looming.
Captain Mitchelll Marsh will play in spite of checking out certain to Covid-19, however shall be required to practice distancing protocols. Warner, enjoying in his a centesimal T20I, stood in for Marsh on the toss and stated Australia would have bowled first.
The 3-match sequence successfully ramps up T20 International Cup arrangements for each groups with Australia having six fits within the subsequent 3 weeks, whilst West Indies will use this sequence to choose a squad for a International Cup performed on house soil.
The groups final performed T20Is towards every different in October 2022 with Australia profitable 2-0 in Queensland.
Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Josh Inglis, 3 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5, Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Adam Zampa, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Josh Hazlewood
West Indies 1 Brandon King, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 4 Shai Hope, 5 Rovman Powell (c), 6 Sherfane Rutherford, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Romario Shepherd, 9 Akeal Hosein, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Gudakesh Motie
Tristan Lavalette is a journalist primarily based in Perth