Start of Innings. Welcome to the second ODI between West Indies and Australia live from Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Sadly, just prior to the start of play, news of a positive Covid test in the West Indies camp has forced the game to be abandoned. We hope everyone stays safe and well and are able to return back to the field in the near future
West Indies vs Australia, Australia in West Indies 2021
Jul 23 2021, Fri - 12:00 AM (IST)
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies జట్టు
Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (c) (wk), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Riley Meredith, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Hayden Walsh (West Indies) has a bowling strike rate of 21.2 in men's ODIs since the beginning of 2020, the second best of any player from a Test playing country to bowl more than three innings in that time (David Willey - 19.6).
Mitchell Starc (Australia) is one away from becoming only the fifth player to log 20 4+ wicket innings in men's ODIs (Waqar Younis - 27, Muttiah Muralitharan - 25. Brett Lee - 23, Wasim Akram - 23) and just the second Australian to do so after Brett Lee.
Nicholas Pooran (982) is 18 away from becoming the 39th player to score 1,000 runs for West Indies in men's ODIs; if he achieves the milestone in this match (27th innings), he would be the joint-third fastest player to reach the tally for West Indies (Viv Richards - 21, Gordon Greenidge - 23, Ramnaresh Sarwan - 27).
Australia has a bowling economy rate of 5.5 in men's ODIs since the beginning of 2018, the highest of any Test playing country in that time; the West Indies (5.4) have logged the third highest in this category.
The West Indies have hit 273 sixes in men's ODIs since the beginning of 2019, the most of any Test playing country in that time and nearly 100 more than Australia (174) during this period.
Australia have made a good connection on 78% of the deliveries they have faced in men's ODIs since the beginning of 2020; only Bangladesh (78.1%) have a better rate in that time amongst Test playing countries.
The West Indies have won 43% of their completed men's ODIs against Australia (60/138) - the second highest rate of any team (South Africa - 50%).
Australia have won three of their last four men's ODIs outside Australia (L1), after winning only one of their eight such fixtures prior (L7).
The West Indies' 133-run loss to Australia last time out snapped a six-match winning run on home soil in men's ODIs; they will be looking to avoid back-to-back defeats at home in the format for the first time since August 2019.
Australia currently lead this multigame bilateral men's ODI series against the West Indies (1-0); a win in this match would seal a seventh consecutive unbeaten bilateral series against them in the format (W4, D2).