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West Indies take on Australia in the second match of the Tri-Nation series at Providence Stadium, Guyana, on 5 June (Sunday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 6pm BST/10.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD in the UK.

Overview

It's not often that West Indies emerge on the victorious side, especially in Test and One Day International cricket, with the team failing to make use of the talented but erratic players at their disposal. Such a thing though did happen as the hosts beat South Africa by four wickets in the first ODI on Friday to register their first points on the scoreboard.

Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine, both who were making their comeback, played key roles to take West Indies home. Pollard scored a run-a-ball 67 while Narine picked up career best figures of 6/27 to grab the player of the match award.

Skipper Jason Holder will hope for more of the same when they take on Australia at Guyana, with the bowlers especially impressing. What will be a cause of worry for the team is the lack of depth in their batting, as they are over reliant on a select few. Sorting out the batting issues will be one of the key challenges of coach Phil Simmons.

World champions Australia start their packed summer in the Tri-Series format that was once their bread and butter. In fact, before Twenty20 cricket became the force it is today, the three-nation 50-over series was one which a number of fans waited for.

The Men from Down Under come into this tournament as the favourites and as opening batsman Aaron Finch said, they have a number of players to choose from. Most importantly, it is the decision on who will partner David Warner at the top, with both Finch and Usman Khawaja fighting for a spot.

Mitchell Starc's return is a blessing in disguise as he is at his most dangerous in the shorter formats of the game while Adam Zampa, who had a brilliant IPL, and Josh Hazelwood provide the supporting cast. How the team performs in this tournament will give us an indication on who will be ultimately chosen for next year's Champions Trophy.

Prediction

Australia to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • West Indies to win: 2
  • Australia to win: 4/11

Team news

West Indies

Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Jerome Taylor, Sunil Narine, Suleiman Benn

Australia

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