The Australian cricket team will travel to the Caribbean islands for a bilateral series for the first time since 2016. Just like then, there will be no Test series played but there will be 5 T20Is in addition to the 3 ODIs. The series will be played from 9 July to 24 July in St. Lucia and Barbados.
These two teams have played quite a lot of ODI cricket amongst themselves over the years. Their first-ever ODI against each other dated back to 1975 and have played 140 such games since then. Australia have won 74 of those and lost 60, as three ODIs ended up as ties and the remaining three failed to produce a result.
There have been just 11 West Indies vs Australia T20Is till date, even though the first one was played way back in 2008. Interestingly, these two teams haven’t faced each other in the shortest format of the game since 2014. In the 11 games that they have played, the Aussies won 5 and lost 6.
The upcoming series in the West Indian islands will have 5 T20Is followed by 3 ODIs. The T20Is will be played in a space of 8 days with games scheduled on 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16 July. The teams will have a three-day break before shifting to the longer format. The three ODIs will be played on 20, 22 and 24 July.
The WI vs AUS series will be played at just two venues. The Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia will host the T20Is while the three ODIs will be played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
As of now, only the Fancode mobile app will be streaming the bilateral series online.