Host West Indies and Australia will lock horns in the five-match T20I series, starting from Friday in St Lucia.
Skipper Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes made in the previous T20I series and deliver a clinical performance against Australia. West Indies young brigade comprising of Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran and Lendl Simmons will have to deliver runs with the bat against Australia.
Fringe players like Akeal Hossain, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards and Hayden Walsh Jr will be hoping to get opportunity to play some part in this T20I series.
On the other hand, Australia have announced a relatively inexperienced squad for the five-match T20I series against West Indies. Uncapped pacer Wes Agar has been included in the T20 squad. Jason Behrendroff, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are three experienced pacers for the five-match series.
Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith are extra pace options for the series, whereas Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar are prominent spinners for Australia.
Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner and Daniel Christian are genuine all-rounders included in Australia T20I squad for the tour of the Caribbean.
Here are the most important numbers and statistics related to West Indies vs Australia 2021 T20I series.
0 T20I series victories for Australia against West Indies in West Indies.2011/12 was the last time Australia played a T20I series against West Indies in West Indies.
42.71 is the average for West Indies veteran opener Chris Gayle against Australia in the T20 format. Left-hander has accumulated 311 runs in nine innings at an average of 42.71 with four half-centuries to his name.
288 runs needed by West Indies veteran opener Chris Gayle to complete 2,000 runs in the T20 format. In 65 T20I matches, Gayle has scored 1,712 runs at an average of 30.57 with two centuries and thirteen half-centuries to his name.
112 runs needed by West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Andre Fletcher to complete 1,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. In 47 T20I matches, Fletcher has accumulated 888 runs at an average of 22.20 with six half-centuries to his name.
3 wickets required by Australian pacer Mitchell Starc to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. Left-arm quick has taken 47 wickets in 35 matches at an average of 19.38.
7 wickets required by Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. Leg-spinner has taken 43 wickets in 41 matches at an average of 22.67.