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Darren Bravo has been compared to legendary cricketer Brian Lara in terms of style and techniqueGetty

West Indies take on Australia in the final of the tri-nation series at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 26 June (Sunday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 6pm BST/10.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in the UK. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

Few at the start of the Tri Nation series would have predicted the West Indies would reach the finals, but that's just what happened as the hosts booked a place on Sunday, beating South Africa by 100 runs on 24 June.

Darren Bravo was the star of the show for West Indies, scoring a match winning 102 runs off 103 balls to help his side post a challenging 285-run total. Kieron Pollard gave him company with a fluent 62-run knock, with the pair putting on 156 runs for the fifth wicket after finding themselves at 21/4 as early as the fifth over.

Shannon Gabriel playing in only his second ODI, showed why he is rated so highly with his pace causing problems for the Proteas. He eventually finished with figures of 3/17 to help bowl out South Africa for a meagre 185 runs.

The team management will be concerned by an injury picked up by Gabriel, who at present is set to play in the final. Other than that, the West Indies will go into the final with a full strength squad at their disposal.

World champions Australia, come into this game on the back of some impressive performances with both bat and ball. Their top-order have chipped in with useful contributions at various times, while skipper Steven Smith will be most pleased with Glenn Maxwell's return to form after smashing 46 runs off 22 balls against West Indies on 21 June.

The Men from Down Under have chopped and changed their bowling line-up throughout the series, considering this is the final they would look to recall spinner Adam Zampa in place of Scott Boland. The conditions favour the quick bowlers, but Zampa has been impressive in the limited opportunities he has got.

Prediction

Australia to win

Betting odds (betway)

  • West Indies to win: 2
  • Australia to win: 2/5

Team news

West Indies

Possible XI: Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollad, Jason Holder (c), Craig Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Shannon Gabriel, Suliemann Benn.

Australia

Possible XI: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa.