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Pollard to Phillippe: Key Players From WI vs AUS Series

Preparations are in full swing for the T20I series to be played between West Indies, led by Kieron Pollard, and Australia, led by Aaron Finch. Australia’s tour of the Caribbean comprises five T20Is and three ODIs. The Aussies have already started an intra-squad camp and a few names are cropping up who are doing well and could be tested in this series before the all-important T20 World Cup in October. 

Here are players who we think could light up the WI vs AUS T20I series.

 

KIERON POLLARD (West Indies)

The captain of the West Indies T20I team, Kieron Pollard would be hoping to see a better showing from his side than what they did against South Africa. The defending champions lost the five match T20I series against the Proteas and they’d be looking to correct that in this series against Australia. Pollard did have a few cameos in the series against South Africa but nothing substantial. He’d be eager to put that right against Australia. 

 

DJ BRAVO (West Indies)

Now we have the GOAT of T20 cricket, DJ Bravo. The all-rounder was the highest wicket-taker in the series gone by against the Proteas. He picked up 10 wickets at an average of 13.10 which included one four-wicket haul as well. His economy rate of 6.89 was exceptional for someone who bowls at the death. He is a great exploiter of wickets which are two-paced and his slower cutters would be lethal against Australia as well. 

 

DAN CHRISTIAN (Australia)

Dan Christian who last played an international game for Australia back in 2017 was recalled by the selectors for the series against West Indies and Bangladesh on the back of top performances in the Big Bash League. Christian’s recall gives him the chance to make a late push for the T20 World Cup and even though he may be 38-years-old now, he still has it in him to help Australia win their first ever T20I title. 

 

FABIEN ALLEN (West Indies)

Fabien Allen adds to the list of ferocious hitters in the Windies T20 squad. He is one of the most devastating lower-order batters in T20 cricket and bowls some handy left-arm spin as well. He can be used as a floater in the batting lineup and can be used as a part-time option with the ball anytime the captain needs him. 

 

JOSH PHILLIPPE (Australia)

Another young Australian who has shot in the limelight is the 24-year-old wicketkeeper batter, Josh Phillippe. He made his international debut against New Zealand earlier this year after two successful seasons in the Big Bash League. Phillippe has starred in the two intra-squad practice matches and is expected to play at the number three role. Justin Langer and Co. would have a close eye on Phillippe in this upcoming series. 

Read: Venkatesh Prasad to Jadeja: Indian Cricketers from 90s Who Would Flourish In T20 Cricket

 

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