Aus vs WI, 3rd T20I, Probable XI: Windies looking to improved performance and avoid a whitewash

The Australian home summer is getting to an end. The third and final game of the T20I series between the Aussies and West Indies will be played at the Perth Stadium in Perth on Tuesday, February 13. This will be the Australian men’s team’s final international game of the summer.

Australia were ruthless in the second T20I at the Adelaide Oval, beating West Indies comprehensively to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The hosts have looked a far better side and will be keen to inflict a whitewash in Perth.

In the second T20I, Australia were asked to bat first and it was a one-man show as Glenn Maxwell played a sensational knock to help his side post a mammoth 241-run total. He hit 12 boundaries and eight maximums to score 120* off just 55 balls while Tim David also played a good cameo of 31* off 14 balls.

In reply, West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Rovman Powell scored a quickfire 36-ball 63 and Andre Russell (37) while Jason Holder (28*) also played a handy cameo but it wasn’t enough as the Windies fell short by 34 runs.

It was a solid all-around effort from the Aussies to go 2-0 up in the three-match series. The Windies will have to pull up their socks and put in an improved performance on Tuesday if they are to avoid a whitewash.

Australia vs West Indies Probable XIs


Probable XI

David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood/Sean Abbott.

West Indies

Probable XI

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope/Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.

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