Two rejuvenated sides will lock to establish their authority in the tournament as Australia and West Indies lock horns with each other at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Both sides are coming into this match on the back of comprehensive victories. While West Indies overpowered Pakistan in their opening match, riding the success of their fast bowlers, Australia also registered a clinical victory over Afghanistan riding on the back of fifties from David Warner and Aaron Finch.
Both the sides are quite well rounded in all departments, but the Australian players probably trump their West Indies counterparts in terms of experience. Young players like Nicholas Pooran and Oshane Thomas were exceptional in the last match but it remains to be seen whether they have the temperament for big games like this against testing opponents.
While they are almost on par with each other on terms of batting strength, Australia have a better bowling attack as compared to the Windies. Their pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile is terrific and their spinner, Adam Zampa, is one of the best in the world at the moment. These bowlers are backed by the all-round skills of Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell as well. West Indies, on the other hand, look quite dangerous with pacers like Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Russell, Jason Holder and Oshane Thomas. But their spin department is their weakness. Ashley Nurse has one of the worst bowling averages for spinners since World