The West Indies got a taste of the Glen Maxwell Big Show in their last outing but aren’t that far off a good performance. Australia have already claimed the series but they will want to wrap up a very successful home summer with a victory.
Australia v West Indies
Tuesday 13 February
Optus Stadium – 10:00
The West Indies will be playing their first ever T20I at Optus Stadium in Perth where Australia have won two and lost one in their outings. It has not been a high-scoring ground in the past but given the time of year could play considerably less lively than usual and we might see both teams cross the 200 mark for the third match in a row.
To Win Match
Australia 42/100 | Tie 25/1 | West Indies 39/20
Glenn Maxwell showed just how impactful he can be on a T20I and you might argue that he is the best in the world at taking a match by the scruff of the neck in this format.
Marcus Stoinis has great memories of batting at the Optus Stadium after his whirlwind 50 at the ground against Sri Lanka in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Adam Zampa just keeps performing for Australia in T20Is and at the Optus Stadium he might just have the conditions to do some real damage with his leg-spin.
David Warner is another threatening player that the West Indies need to neutralise or face being taken right out of the game.
Jason Holder has been the standout for the West Indies in a series where they haven’t been far off but also haven’t made things as close as they would like.
Holder has contributed with bat and ball and is the clear leader in the Windies group when it comes to making an impact.
Alzarri Joseph has shown signs that he might be getting back to his best after looking sluggish during the Test series.
Andre Russell is to the West Indies what Maxwell is to Australia and is a player who can pull out a remarkable performance at any moment.
Verdict: Australia 42/100
Australia will keep the hammer down.