West Indies vs Australia: Winnable factors for the third ODI
Sportsbet.io highlights the key factors that will decide who seals a win in the third ODI between West Indies and Australia.
Bat first or second
The Kensington Oval is a venue that favours a strong batting performance and both teams will be eager to choose to bat first. The par score here is 250 and over, and the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Alex Carey will look to top score for their respective teams.
Head to head record
Australia leads the head to head record with a 75-61 margin, and will be looking to seal the series on Tuesday, after losing the second game.
Alex Carey leads the charts for the Australian batters in the ongoing ODI series, and is backed by the odds to play out a match-winning knock on Tuesday. The 29-year-old has aggregated 1168 runs in 44 ODIs, and will look to add to his tally of 77 runs so far.
Nicholas Pooran, meanwhile, will be the anchor of West Indies' batting response to the Australian pace attack. The left-hander has hit 59 runs so far in the series and is tipped to build upon his 190 runs in seven games.
Mitchell Starc has regained his usual best in the 50 overs format, and leads the bowling charts in the series. With eight wickets in the bag, the pace spearhead is well-placed to wreak havoc upon the Windies batters, especially the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Evin Lewis.
Words: William Paul