Australia will take on West Indies in the final of the tri-series at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Sunday. West Indies have defeated South Africa comprehensively to enter the tri-series final but they are yet to put up a similar show against Australia in this series.
It was indeed a superb fightback by the hosts in the last game. They were reduced to 21 for the loss of four wickets, but with the help of Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard they managed to take the target past 280-run-mark.
After that West Indies managed to run through the South African batting line-up for 185 runs. Sunil Narine and Shanon Gabriel were the stars of the show with the ball and they did it in style.
However, getting past Australia in a final is a huge challenge for Jason Holder & co. But Holder will be itching to play his trump card against the World Champions Australia in the tri-series final on Sunday -- Sunil Narine. Ever since he has made his comeback his figures read -- 11 wickets in six games, an economy rate of 3.84, and a career-best of 6 for 27.
Surprisingly Australia have defied his presence in the last two matches by not giving away any wickets to him. It will interesting to see whether Steve Smith & co. can deny Narine on Sunday as well.
The wicket is likely to grip and turn a bit as the game progresses. Therefore, Smith will be tempted to include Adam Zampa in the playing XI.
"I dare say it'll take a little bit of spin, so Adam Zampa certainly comes into consideration for the team," Smith was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.
"I'd say he's a pretty good chance. We'll wait and see when we look at the wicket tomorrow, but I'd say he's a fair chance to start."
Expected Playing 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: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (C & wk), Kieron Pollard, Jonathan Carter, Carlos Brathwaite, Sulieman Benn, Sunil Narine, Shannon Gabriel.
Where to Watch Live
The Australia vs West Indies - Final of the tri-series is scheduled for a 1 p.m. local time (6 p.m. BST, 10.30 p.m. IST) start. Below are the live streaming and TV options.
India: TV: Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Ten Sports live.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport live video.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.