With the big victory over Bangladesh, Australia’s election campaign is back on track, hoping to avoid a match against the West Indies here on Saturday.
Rear Lost to rival England last week, Australia rebounded at a record rate Eight goals beat Bangladesh Thursday. The failed profit margin increases its net operating rate to +1.031 (from -0.627). Nonetheless, if Proteas can beat England by a certain margin on Saturday to make its NRR surpass Australia, then a victory may not be enough.
If you are lucky, if England beat South Africa in five-fifths, a loss to the West Indies could still get Australia into the semifinals.
Therefore, both Australia and South Africa face many stakes. Australia currently ranks second in the standings.
Faced with this uncertain situation, Australians cannot be complacent. In addition, a scarred West Indies will seek to save some pride and withdraw from the game with a victory.
The last time Australia participated in the T20 World Cup semi-finals was in 2012, when it was eliminated by the eventual champion West Indies.
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The two-time defending champion West Indies failed to develop its reputation in this T20 World Cup because it relied heavily on Chris Gal, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Keelon Pollard Waiting for the old star. On the other hand, Australia is starting to peak at the right time to win its only missing title.
Its bowling offense came to the fore in eight defeats to Bangladesh, with 82 balls, which was the biggest T20I victory between two official teams. Although the speed duo of Josh Hadswood and Mitchell Stark made the opening blow, leg spinner Adam Zampa was on the way to score a career-best 19-point 5-pointer. Wiped off the tail.
Even Glenn Maxwell (2-0-6-1)’s amateur play is very neat, and the team only hopes that he will start firing with a racket. With Mitchell Marsh returning to No. 3, his inconsistent rankings have also been improved a bit. Marsh scored 16 out of five goals, including 6 by Taskin Ahmed, to solve the problem after Captain Vinci laid the groundwork. 40.
The team hopes that David Warner and Maxwell can be in their best form against the misfired Windies, because they may stick to the same XI.
- Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson.
- West Indies: Keelung Pollard (c), Nicholas Puran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gay Er, Himmren Heitmeier, Evan Lewis, Jason Holder, Rendell Simmons, Ravi Rambauer, Andre Russell, Oshan Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr
- The game started at 3.30 pm IST.