The stage is set for an electrifying clash as Australia gears up to face the West Indies in the third and final T20I of the series at Perth Stadium on Tuesday. With two resounding victories in the bag from the previous encounters, the Aussies are riding high on confidence and aiming to complete a whitewash against the two-time T20 World Cup champions.
In the last match, Glenn Maxwell emerged as the standout performer for the home team. Maxwell showcased an outstanding exhibition of batting prowess, notching up his 5th T20I century and remaining unbeaten throughout the Australian innings. Despite a resilient effort from captain Rovam Powell, the Men in Maroon fell short by 34 runs in their pursuit of a daunting 242-run target.
T20 Stats and Records at the Perth Stadium:
Total matches: 7
Matches won batting first: 5
Matches won bowling first: 2
Average 1st Inns scores: 133
Average 2nd Inns scores: 134
Highest total recorded: 208/6 (20 Ov) by England vs Australia
Lowest total recorded: 112/10 (19.4 Ov) by Afghanistan vs England
Highest score chased: 158/3 (16.3 Ov) by Australia vs Sri Lanka
Lowest score defended: 130/8 (20 Ov) by Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Perth Stadium Pitch Report:
Perth Stadium provides an ideal setting for fast bowlers to exploit the advantages of heightened pace and bounce present on its resilient pitch. Notably, spinners have exhibited comparable effectiveness, evident in minimal deviations in bowling averages and strike rates between the two bowling styles. Therefore, the unique conditions at Perth Stadium present a multifaceted challenge for both fast and spin bowlers, enriching the overall depth and diversity of the game.
Perth Weather Forecast:
The atmospheric conditions in Perth are set to provide an optimal setting for the upcoming match, guaranteeing an uninterrupted and rain-free contest. Projected weather forecasts suggest a temperature of roughly 31 degrees Celsius, alongside a moderate humidity level of approximately 34 percent. Nonetheless, a strong breeze is anticipated, with winds gusting at a speed of 31 km/hr, potentially affecting the overall ambiance for the encounter.
AUS vs WI, Probable Playing XIs:
Australia: David Warner, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (c), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Xavier Bartlett
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph
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