Australia's tour of the West Indies 2021 (5 T20Is, 3 ODIs)

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BaggyGreens

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T20 series (all matches at the Darren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia)
First T20: July 10, 9.30am AEST (July 9, 7.30pm local)
Second T20: July 11, 9.30am AEST (July 10, 7.30pm local)
Third T20: July 13, 9.30am AEST (July 12, 7.30pm local)
Fourth T20: July 15, 9.30am AEST (July 14, 7.30pm local)
Fifth T20: July 17, 9.30am AEST (July 16, 7.30pm local)

ODI series (all matches at Kensington Oval, Barbados)
First ODI (D/N): July 21, 4.30am AEST (July 20, 2.30pm local)
Second ODI (D/N): July 23, 4.30am AEST (July 22, 2.30pm local)
Third ODI (D/N): July 25, 4.30am AEST (July 24, 2.30pm local)


The time difference means we Aussies can catch the T20s in our morning.


Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa. Traveling reserves: Nathan Ellils, Tanveer Sangha.


West Indies T20 squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr
 
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magpiemaniac44

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interesting Agar has been opening. Wonder if they've just been doing it for the intra squad games due to the lack of personnel or if they might use him as a pinch hitter in an actual game
 

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interesting Agar has been opening. Wonder if they've just been doing it for the intra squad games due to the lack of personnel or if they might use him as a pinch hitter in an actual game
I hope not. His hitting ability in T20 has always been overrated a bit IMO.

Looks like Mitch Marsh is slated to bat at 3, which has shunted Phillipe down the order. I’m also not a fan of only picking two frontline seamers. All the best franchise teams have stacked bowling and don’t rely on all-rounders or part timers. Looks like we’re going away from that.
 

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Looks like Mitch Marsh is slated to bat at 3, which has shunted Phillipe down the order. I’m also not a fan of only picking two frontline seamers. All the best franchise teams have stacked bowling and don’t rely on all-rounders or part timers. Looks like we’re going away from that.
if the pitches are supposed to replicate conditions in the UAE, would we still play 3 quicks?
 

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Cricket.com.au's article suggested this would be the final team

Australia XI (possible): Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitch Marsh, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood/Mitchell Swepson

Personally, I don't think we should be going in 3 spinners and one quick. Marsh, Christian and Henriques will have to combine for four overs. It looks like we are still cramming top order players into the top 6, Philippe should be at three. I rate McDermott but if he's gonna be batting at 5 I'd rather Carey every day of the week. Hard to know what the make up of our World Cup team will look like with so many outs.
 

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I hope not. His hitting ability in T20 has always been overrated a bit IMO.

Looks like Mitch Marsh is slated to bat at 3, which has shunted Phillipe down the order. I’m also not a fan of only picking two frontline seamers. All the best franchise teams have stacked bowling and don’t rely on all-rounders or part timers. Looks like we’re going away from that.
Zampa, Agar and 3 quicks is the right structure for mine. If your top 6 don't score the runs then you are not winning many games of T20 anyway.

Mitch Marsh would be our best option at #6. He can hit early and finish hard. Using him in the top order is dumb when we have too many top order bats and not enough middle order bats and finishers.
 

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