Australia will be taking on West Indies in their only practice match for 2016 twenty20 world cup on 13 March in Kolkata. The West Indies vs Australia live cricket warm-match has been scheduled to begin at 15:30 IST, 10:00 GMT. There is no broadcasting network will telecast live Australia-West Indies practice game as ICC forbid to air any warm-up.
Australian team is in terrific form as recently they beaten South Africa in away series by 2-1 to get some sort of confidence for ICC World Twenty20 sixth edition. Aussies are having great batting line-up and it has become their strength than the bowling. Usman Khawaja’s edition to the side and open the innings while David Warner’s stability in middle order, really worked for Australia on South Africa tour.
Khawaja, Watson, Finch, Warner, Smith and Maxwell are in very good form and will be looking to win first ever ICC World T20 title for Australia this time. Bowling has been quite weak for Australia but still Hazlewood, Faulkner, Coulter-Nile can trouble the opposition. Australia will definitely miss a quality spinner on these spin friendly Indian pitches.
Though West Indies lost their first warm-up game against India, they are still good team. But Caribbean side needs to recollect themselves to perform better in these Indian conditions. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are the backbone of West Indies team and they are relying high on these two players along with captain Darren Sammy. So these 3 needs to perform well for Windies to do in the event.
Andre Russell, Andre Fletcher, Samuels and Ramdin also need to score runs. Sulieman Benn, Jason Holder and Jerome Taylor need to take wickets for win the crucial practice match against Aussies.
Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner, Shane Watson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Ashton Agar, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa.
Darren Sammy (Captain), Chris Gayle, Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse and Carlos Brathwaite.
Australia will be favorites to win this match and they have got 60 percent winning chances over West Indies team.
So there is no Star Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN or any other television network will stream live game. But don’t get disappointed with this as latest cricket match updates and live score will be provided by espncricinfo.com and cricbuzz.com.