Aus vs WI, Possible Playing XI’s For 1st ODI: West Indies will be keen to start the Series on a good note

After an exhilarating Test series, Australia and West Indies will lock horns in the three-match ODI series starting from February 2.

Both captains from Tests are not a part of ODIs, with Steve Smith leading the hosts while Shai Hope is West Indies’ ODI captain.

This is the first series for Australia in the format ever since they lifted the World Cup for the record extending sixth time in November last year beating hosts India in the final.

Very few players from the World Cup winning squad are part of this series while West Indies are coming off a massive 2-1 win over England at home.

They missed out on the World Cup qualification but will be looking to make it to the next mega event with consistent performances.

The visitors will be tested to the hilt over the course of next three games but the fighting spirit they showed in the Test series, Australia will do anything but not count out the Caribbeans.

West Indies 1st ODI team news and predicted XI

Two debutants feature for the Windies ODI squad in top order batsmen Teddy Bishop and wicketkeeper-batsmen Tevin Imlach.

Powerful batsmen Justin Greaves also returns to the squad after being absent recently through a hamstring injury.

Other additions include Hayden Walsh Jr, who last played for the Windies in July 2022, and Kavem Hodge, who made his debut last year.

Players missing from the ODI squad that beat England in December, include Brandon King and Sherfane Rutherford, but both are in the Windies T20 squad.

West Indies predicted XI vs Australia

Alick Athanaze
Justin Greaves
Keacy Carty
Shai Hope (c) (wk)
Kavem Hodge
Roston Chase
Romario Shepherd
Matthew Forde
Oshane Thomas
Alzarri Joseph
Gudakesh Motie

Australia: Steve Smith (C), Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Short, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Josh Inglis, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa, Xavier Bartlett

West Indies: Shai Hope (C), Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Kavem Hodge, Kjorn Ottley, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Tevin Imlach, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Forde, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh

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