Australia and West Indies meet in their third One Day International of the five match series on Wednesday and with the home side 2-0 up at the moment, they know they could seal a series win in Canberra.
The Aussies have had far too much for their opponents in the opening two matches and won them both comfortably.
Michael Clarke’s side are full of confidence right now and will have a series whitewash on their minds. If they continue to perform how they have in the first two ODI’s, then Australia are sure to be convincing winners once more this week.
They have looked like a team with the perfect balance between big hitters and players that can keep the scoreboard ticking over at a steady rate. With the ball, they have taken wickets and vital stages and bowled West Indies out in both matches so far.
It is no surprise that Australia are the big favourites with the bookmakers to come out on top here. At the moment, you can get odds of 4/9 with Sportingbet that they will make it 3-0 on Wednesday.
As for West Indies, it has been a disappointing two matches for them Down Under and they know that only a win will do here.
There is no doubt that the touring side are capable of beating Australia, but if they don’t see out the full 50 overs, then they will never challenge a team of such quality.
The likes of Chris Gayle and captain Darren Sammy have to really raise their game in order for West Indies to take something from this one.
If you do fancy a bet on the visitors causing an upset in the capital of Australia, you can back them at 2/1 with Bet365 – which is decent value for an ODI.
Bets on who might be the top batsman are sure to be as popular with the bookies and Michael Clarke is the favourite to lead by example for his team. He can be backed at 7/2.
Then, Chris Gayle is being offered at 11/4 with SkyBet to produce one of his best knocks and be the main man with the bat for West Indies.
We think that Gayle is going to have a cracking match as well and that he might be the one that keeps his side in this series. He is available at 9/1 with Blue Square to take the Man of the Match award.
It has been a quiet series for him so far, and he might just come bursting into life in this one.
As ever, it should be a cracking tie between these two sides that can be up there with the best of them when on form.
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