Australia is all set to tour West Indies in the month of June and July to play five T20Is and three ODIs, starting from 9th June in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
The series will see Australia return to white-ball cricket after four months. The two cricketing heavyweights will first compete in five-match T20I series followed by three-match ODI series.
For West Indies, the selectors have decided to retain the same squad that featured in T20I series against South Africa. Players like Hayden Walsh Jr., Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas are expected to get a game in the T20I series against Australia.
Kieron Pollard and co. will be looking to make a strong comeback after losing the previous series to South Africa. On the other hand, New-look Australia led by Aaron Finch will be hoping that the side can push West Indies in T20I and ODI series.
Due to covid-19 protocols, St Lucia and Barbados are the venues picked for the T20I and ODI series against Pakistan.The home team will be coming in this series as favorites despite losing the five-match T20I series against South Africa by 3-2 scoreline.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetymer to do the bulk of the scoring.
Middle-order comprising of Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell will be given the task of going berserk in the latter stages of the innings.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jason Holder and Obed McCoy to deliver crucial breakthroughs in the Powerplay overs.
On the other hand, Uncapped Wes Agar has been included in the Australia’s white-ball squad for the tour of West Indies. Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner and Riley Meredith are inexperienced players, who have been rewarded after doing exceedingly well in the last year’s Big Bash League.
The visitors have not been in the best of form and lost their previous T20I series to arch-rivals New Zealand in New Zealand.
West Indies vs Australia 2021 Schedule
1st T20I –West Indies vs Australia
Friday, July 9, 2021, at 11:30 PM GMT
2nd T20I –West Indies vs Australia
Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 11:30 PM GMT
3rd T20I –West Indies vs Australia
Monday, July 12, 2021, at 11:30 PM GMT
4th T20I –West Indies vs Australia
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 11:30 PM GMT
5th T20I–West Indies vs Australia
Friday, July 16, 2021, at 11:30 PM GMT
1st ODI –West Indies vs Australia
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 06:30 PM GMT
2nd ODI –West Indies vs Australia
Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 06:30 PM GMT
3rd ODI–West Indies vs Australia
Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 06:30 PM GMT