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Make or break game for Steve Smith's men in Barbados. Pictured: Australia's Steve Smith watches the ball after he hit it for a six during their One Day International cricket match against India in Perth January 12, 2016.Reuters

Australia might be second at the moment in the ongoing Tri-Series 2016 taking place among South Africa, hosts West Indies and themselves, but they know that a loss against the Caribbean side on Tuesday would knock them out of the competition. With just two round-robin games to go, the competition is still very much open.

Steve Smith's side have only the weather Gods to blame as their previous match of the campaign against the Proteas turned out to be a no-contest after a washout in Barbados on Sunday.

Going into their sixth and final league game of the competition against West Indies, Australia have to put their best foot forward to progress in the final or book their return tickets home. West Indies will progress to the final if they win the game but in case of a loss, they have to put up a thoroughly impressive display in their final league game against South Africa on Friday.

Jason Holder's side have to earn a bonus point besides a victory against the Proteas on the day to make their way to the final.

Too many possibilities on the offing for all three teams. Therefore, the need for good performances is crucial than ever. The weather forecast, meanwhile, states that there is no chance of rain although it will be a cloudy and the temperature is expected to be around 26 to 30 degrees Celsius.

"We haven't done ourselves any favours in a sense that we haven't got ourselves automatically into the final like we would have liked, so it's good to see guys under pressure," Cricbuzz quoted Australia coach Justin Langer as saying ahead of the match.

For West Indies, consistency has been a major worry and they would have to keep an eye on that department with the tournament entering a crucial stage. 

Possible XI

Australia - Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (C), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

West Indies - Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel / Ashley Nurse.

Where to watch live

West Indies vs Australia tri-series match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. local time (6 p.m. BST, 10:30 p.m. IST) start from the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on June 21.

Live streaming and TV options:

India: TV: Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Ten Sports live.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports 2. Live Streaming: Foxtel and Cricket Australia Live.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport live video.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 1/HD, Now TV. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.

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