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WI vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview: Australia won the toss and opt to bat against West Indies- Follow live updates; Watch LIVE streaming for free
WI vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview: Australia won the toss and opt to bat against West Indies- Follow live updates; Watch LIVE streaming for free
WI vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview: Australia won the toss and opt to bat against West Indies- Follow live updates; Watch LIVE streaming for free

WI vs AUS, 1st ODI LIVE: Australia takes 2 early wickets, WI 4/2 (2), need 253 from 46.5 , Australia sets a target of 253- Follow live updates- Australia is taking on West Indies in the opening ODI at Kensington Oval, Barbados. The visitors had a mixed start to the innings as they kept on losing wickets at regular wickets despite a decent opening partnership from Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott. Alzarri Joseph and AJ Hosein were among the pick of the bowlers

When it comes to the series, the momentum is in favor of the West Indies who had completed a clean sweep over Sri Lanka in their last ODI series at home. They will look to take revenge over Aussies who had whitewashed West Indies 5-0 in Australia.

Meanwhile, Australia are hoping to change their fortunes in the 50-over format. The Aaron Finch side suffered a massive 4-1 defeat in the T20I series by T20 World Cup defending champion West Indies ahead of the upcoming T20 WC. The batsmen and bowlers need to do improve their performances if they are to make a turnaround. Adding to Australia’s misery, full-time skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the ODI series due to a knee injury.

Australia Innings159/4 (35.2 ov)

Teams

West Indies XI: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Shimron Hetmyer, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Jason Mohammed, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Kieron Pollard (capt) 7 Jason Holder, 8 Hayden Walsh Jr, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Sheldon Cottrell.

Australia XI: 1 Ben McDermott, 2 Josh Philippe, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Alex Carey (capt/wk), 6 Ashton Turner, 7 Matthew Wade, 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Wes Agar, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.

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Form guide – Last 5 matches

West Indies – WWWLL

Australia – LWWWL

WI vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview: Depleted Australia eye turnaround, West Indies will look to dominate

ODI series

1st ODI, July 20 (night), 12 AM IST, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
2nd ODI, July 22 (night), 12 AM IST, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
3rd ODI, July 24 (night), 12 AM IST, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Probable XI

AUS

Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Matthew Wade (wk), Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc

WI

Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

West Indies ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (VC), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Philip, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd

Australia squad for ODIs & T20Is: Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Riley Meredith, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff.

WI vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview: Depleted Australia eye turnaround, West Indies will look to dominate

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