Perth is set to host the third T20I of AUS vs WI on February 13. The match starts at 1:30 pm IST. Australia have already won the series by winning the first two test matches and are looking to make a clean sweep.
Glenn Maxwell’s record fifth T20I ton made headlines after Australia’s second T20I win. He surpassed Rohit Sharma’s tally of four T20I centuries and surpassed him in the second T20I. All the Windies bowlers had an economy of more than 10 runs per over, courtesy of the brute force of Glenn Maxwell.
The West Indies, in their chase, reached 207/9. Captain Rovman Powell top-scored with 63. Andre Russell (37) and Jason Holder (16) batted well below their liking as they did not get enough deliveries to make the match interesting.
This was after his best order failed to contribute substantially to the chase. Johnson Charles (24) and Nicholas Pooran (18) did not last long.
Australia will be directed by Mitchell Marsh. He will replace Pat Cummins, who will be rested during the series. Mitchell Starc has also taken a break from the series. Josh Hazlewood is back for the T20I series after resting from the third ODI.
Australia will miss Matthew Short. He is ruled out with a hamstring injury. The Australians will also miss Nathan Ellis, who is out with a rib cage injury. Management has named Spencer Johnson as his replacement.
The West Indies will be led by Rovman Powell. The team sees the return of specialist players such as Andre Russell and Nicholas Pooran, who were busy playing in the ILT20 league.
Despite the return of their T20 specialists, the team failed to feature in the series. The T20I series was expected to be a much closer contest after the ODI series loss, but the visitors were completely outclassed.
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The two teams have played 146 ODIs with the Australians winning 79 matches and the West Indies 61. In 21 T20Is, Australia won 11 games while the West Indies 10. In 120 Test matches between the two teams, Australia won 61 matches and the West Indies 33. .
The series was seen as a dress rehearsal for both teams for the 2024 T20 World Cup of which the Windies are one of the co-hosts. As the series has played out so far, only one team has benefited. The Windies won the tournament twice, while Australia once in 2021.
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Perth Stadium has one of the fastest tracks in international cricket. It was even a bounce-and-carry pace. Australia is looking to surpass its rivals, as no player in the Windies team is comfortable with the rival’s pace.
Perth has hosted only seven T20is and five teams won the match chasing them. Given Australia’s dominance with the bat so far in the series, this is expected to be another high-scoring contest.
The temperature will be around 35 degrees on Tuesday, February 13. AUS vs WI 3rd T20I starts at 1:30 pm local time. So far, the weather for the T20I games has been very suitable for cricket. At night the temperature drops to about 18 degrees. The weather will continue to be good and clear with no chance of rain.
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