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12-Feb-2013 09:48:00 GMT
Australia v West Indies, only T20, Brisbane

Young Australia Face World Champion

Brisbane: Captain Darren Sammy wants the West Indies to play like world champions when they meet Australia in a one-off Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

West Indies are the Word T20 champions and their match against Australia is coming on the heels of a dreaded whitewash in a five-match ODI series, reports CMC.

Sammy said his men have not played like the team that won the World T20 title in Sri Lanka last year and is therefore promising the Aussies a show at the Gabba.

West Indies are waiting on the fitness of Chris Gayle who just 15 runs short of 1000 T20 international runs, who has not played since hurting his side during the third ODI in Canberra.

The uncapped Queensland and Brisbane Heat batsman Joe Burns has joined the squad as cover for Adam Voges, who suffered a hamstring niggle during his century in the fifth ODI in Melbourne.

Skipper George Bailey, who also has a sore hamstring, is still doubt. Ben Rohrer set to make his debut and the fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile also has a strong chance of playing his first international.

Teams from

George Bailey (captain), Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Ben Laughlin, Clint McKay, Ben Rohrer

West Indies Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Kieron Powell, Johnson Charles (wk), Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Narsingh Deonarine, Kieron Pollard, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Thomas (wk), Tino Best, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine,Kemar Roach, Andre Russell

Pitch and conditions
The Gabba always provides plenty of runs in the shorter formats. Unfortunately, the weather forecast indicates that there could be a shower or two in Brisbane in the late afternoon and evening.

Stats and trivia

  • Chris Gayle needs another 15 runs to reach 1000 in T20 internationals.

Match facts
Wednesday February 13, 2013 (day/night)
Start time 1935 local (0835 GMT)

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