World Cup 2019: Mighty Aussies to face stern Windies

first_img Indo-Asian News Service NottinghamJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 18:03 IST Australia would need to adjust to take on the West Indies. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBoth the teams have beat their opponents in their World Cup encountersAustralia is wary of the fact that Windies have some of the biggest hitters in world cricketAustralia would need to adjust their mindset to take on the West Indies, coach Langer saidRiding on confidence after their emphatic win over Afghanistan, Australia will face an uphill task against the buoyant West Indies when the two teams meet in their World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge on Thursday.Both the teams were at their menacing best in their opening World Cup encounters and literally thrashed their opponents.Aaron Finch-led Australia had registered a convincing seven-wicket win over Afghanistan. The bowlers, especially the pacers, were on song as they restricted Afghan Tigers to 207.While chasing, Finch and David Warner showed signs of being in great form as both scored half-centuries and rang alarming bells for the opposition teams.On the other hand, Windies had demolished the Pakistani batting line-up with a barrage of short-pitch deliveries and ultimately bowled them out for mere 105 in their opening encounter in the ongoing World Cup. Oshane Thomas had finished with 4-27, while captain Jason Holder and Andre Russell shared five wickets between them before Windies clinched a seven-wicket win over Pakistan.Australia is wary of the fact that Windies line-up boasts of having some of the biggest hitters in world cricket at the moment and it would really require some effort from the Aussie pacers to control the likes of Chris Gayle, Russell, and Carlos Brathwaite.Head coach Justin Langer has already said that Australia would need to adjust their mindset to take on the West Indies quicks and other fast bowlers at the tournament in England and Wales.”We have to adapt to the West Indies no doubt, who have got a number of good, fast bowlers. South Africa will be the same. England will be the same. Have to adapt our game plan and adapt pretty quickly,” Langer said on Tuesday.advertisement”Obviously a very dangerous team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they’ve got weaknesses as well and we’re playing pretty good cricket.”He also said that Australia, in all likelihood, will go in with the same XI that featured against Afghanistan.SquadsAustralia: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam ZampaWest Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron HetmyerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 5 things to look for in India’s World Cup runAlso Read | World Cup 2019: History favours India over South Africa in recent ICC eventsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia vs South AfricaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Aaron FinchFollow Jason HolderFollow Justin LangerFollow David WarnerFollow Oshane ThomasFollow Andre RussellFollow Chris GayleFollow Carlos Brathwaite World Cup 2019: Mighty Aussies to face stern WindiesAustralia will face West Indies in the World Cup on Thursday. Australia won over Afghanistan by seven wickets, whereas, Windies bowled Pakistan out for mere 105 in their opening encounter in the ongoing World Cup.advertisementlast_img

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