Australia Cricket Team have made a winning start to their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign beating Afghanistan convincingly in the first game. Aaron Finch & Co will want to keep up the winning run going when they face Windies on June 6 (Thursday) at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Australia aim to make it two out of two
Although they had a weaker opponent, to begin with, Australia played thorough cricket and dominated the game. The bowlers were outstanding chipping in with wickets to contain the Afghans to 201 runs before a massive opening partnership between Aaron Finch and David Warner set the tone for the chase.
Australia will look to retain the same squad that played against Afghanistan and beat Windies to make it two out of two.
Date and Venue: June 6 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM IST, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham
Here is the predicted playing XI of Australia for match 10 of the ICC World Cup 2019 against Windies at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham:
Aaron Finch has led the team from the front. He shared a good opening partnership with David Warner and will aim to put more good opening partnerships in the matches to follow.
David Warner has been in outstanding form and played a match-winning knock in the last match. This will be a massive advantage for the Aussies, and Warner will want to redeem himself in the World Cup.
Usman Khawaja has been Australia’s highest run-scorer leading to the World Cup. The southpaw will wish to keep up his run-scoring spree as they chase their consecutive World Cup titles.
Steven Smith has made an outstanding comeback leading to the World Cup. Although he didn’t score too many runs in the first game; however, Smith will take only one innings to return to form.
Glenn Maxwell has been leading Australia’s middle order in the last year, and his form will be crucial in their title defence. Besides, Maxwell’s off-spin will come in handy in these English conditions.
Marcus Stoinis has been in form for Australia in recent times. His form with both bat and ball will add value to the squad and help Australia attain a balance as they move deep in the World Cup.
Alex Carey had a good time behind the stumps in the first game and will look to keep up the excellent match. Meanwhile, he didn’t get an opportunity with bat and will expect to score some runs if any chance comes his way.
Despite going wicketless, Nathan Coulter-Nile kept up the pressure bowling economical overs. However, the real test of Coulter-Nile will be against Windies, which have some quality bowlers in their ranks.
Pat Cummins had a scintillating game returning with three wickets giving away only 40 runs from 8.3 overs. Cummins has led the bowling attack, and Australia will hope him to continue doing so. Beside, Cummins can also chip in with the bat, which will add value to the team.
Mitchell Starc had an outstanding game against Afghanistan and looked in a good rhythm which will be a massive advantage for Australia. Starc finished as the highest wicket-taker in the last World Cup and will look to keep up the good work.
Adam Zampa claimed three wickets in Australia’s first game against Afghanistan. Zampa will look to keep up the wicket-taking spree against a strong Windies batting.