The first game of the two-match T20I series between Australia and West Indies will be played on Wednesday (October 5) at Carrara Oval in Queensland.

Australia enters this series after a 2-1 loss to India in their last T20I series. Despite the absence of a few key players, they came from the series with a lot of positives.

The hitters delivered in every match, and Australia will be hoping for a similar showing in this series.

For this series, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Starc have returned to Australia’s side.

West Indies have lost two of their past three Twenty20 International series and will be hoping for a different outcome this time. They did, however, win their most recent five-match T20I series against Australia by a score of 4-1.

For West Indies, Shimron Hetmyer was left out of the squad after missing the flight to Australia, and he has also been left out of the squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup.

In Hetmyer’s place, Shamarh Brooks has been added to the roster. West Indies have won four of the past six Twenty20 Internationals against Australia.

This will only be the second T20I match at Carrara Oval. The ground has hosted a couple of Big Bash League matches. The average first innings score here is 155 runs.

The team winning the toss might look to bowl.

Top Players to pick

Mitchell Starc AUS | BOWL

He has not played many T20I this year but has performed really well for Australia in ODIs. In six ODIs this year, he has taken 11 wickets at an average of 18.09, an economy of 3.95, and a strike rate of 27.4.

Brandon King WI | BAT

He was the CPL 2022’s leading run-scorer. In 13 matches, he scored 422 runs at an average of 38.36 and a strike rate of 135.25. In the final, he scored 83 runs off 50 pitches to help the Jamaica Tallawahs win the competition.

Jason Holder WI | ALL

He has several outstanding performances with both bat and ball in the CPL. He took 17 wickets in 12 matches at a 14.94 average, a 6.86 economy, and a strike rate of 13.

He was the tournament’s leading wicket-taker for the Barbados Royals. He also batted 155 times for a batting average of 51.66 and a strike rate of 120.15.