Australia saw a bad patch in their cricket during at after World Cup and then they entered a transition phase. Things are looking on track for them as they had a nice satisfactory summer at home where they whitewashed India in a test series and then clinched the CB Series 2012 which involved India and Srilanka along with Australia. Now they turn their attention towards West Indies where they would play five ODIs, two T20s and three Test matches.
West Indies would play without some of their important players. But return of Dwayne Bravo into the team will boost their confidence. Johnson Charles is likely to make his debut in absence of regular openers Barath and Simmons. Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo will take care of the middle order. Ravi Rampaul is out due to injury. Tino Best will make a comeback to West Indies team after three long years. Bishoo and Narine will try to give tough time to the Australian batsmen.
Michael Clarke will be unavailable for the initial few matches and Watson will take care of the captaincy. Mathew Wade, Peter Forrest, George Bailey are some good new finds for Australia. Hussey brothers will provide a stability to the batting middle order. Slow wickets in West Indies may prompts Australia to play both spinners viz. Lyon and Doherty. Brett Lee and Hilfenhaus will take care of the fast bowling line up with McKay as an option as well. David Warner has been in very good form recently and he will have a lot of eye balls on him.
Australia look favourites to win this ODI series and on the other hand the hosts West Indies would strive their best to create upsets.