Australians played four matches before today’s match and won two of them. One from South Africa and second from WI. West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2016 is reaching its final stages, Today the WI Tri-Nation series will be played between AUS v SA 7th Match that means two matches remaining before final. HM Amla scored 225 runs in four matches with 110 highest runs. The second number of well-played batsmen from the series is UT Khawaja from Australia. He scored 186 runs in four innings with 98 highest scores.
Imran Tahir is the most wickets taker yet, he took thirteen wickets in four innings (36 Overs). A Zampa took 9 wickets in four matches. Nathan Coulter-Nile will make way for Mitchell Starc, as Australia continues to manage his workload. Glenn Maxwell, too, is set to return after he was picked in the 12-man squad on the eve of the game in place of Travis Head.
Maxwell was dropped for Australia’s two matches in Basseterre after scores of 0 and 3 at the start of the series. The Australians appear confident that Smith will play but if he were to miss out, George Bailey would likely captain the side. South Africa’s bowling coach, Claude Henderson, floated the idea of playing three spinners in Barbados, but after their comprehensive win in the previous match, they may wish to use the same XI.
There was some grass evident on the Kensington Oval pitch in the lead-up to the match, but it is expected to be a good batting surface. The players will also need to adjust to the bigger boundaries after the much smaller Warner Park in St Kitts.
Watch West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2016 Highlights Today, 7th Match Australia v South Africa at Bridgetown, Sunday June 19, 2016.
Match Timings: 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT)
Who won the toss AUS v SA Today: Australia won the toss and elected to field
Stadium: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
ODI no. 3750 | 2016 season
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
19 June 2016 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena and JS Wilson
TV umpire – RA Kettleborough
Match referee – JJ Crowe
Reserve umpire – GO Brathwaite
Australia team: AJ Finch, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith*, GJ Bailey, GJ Maxwell, MR Marsh, MS Wade†, JP Faulkner, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, SM Boland.
South Africa team: Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers*, JP Duminy, F Behardien, CH Morris, WD Parnell, K Rabada, M Morkel, Imran Tahir.