The West Indies are currently languishing in fifth place on the points table in Group 1, with just a single win to their name from a quartet of matches.
With just one game left to play, they cannot qualify for the semi-finals themselves but can play spoilers and ruin Australia’s campaign with an upset win here.
Their campaign officially came to an end in the last game when they lost to Sri Lanka courtesy of a poor bowling effort that saw the Asian side amass 189 runs. In reply, the Caribbean Kings managed 169 – the most they’ve scored in the entire tournament but it obviously wasn’t enough.
The carefree, and at times careless, brand of Windies cricket means that they are just as much a threat now that they’ve been eliminated as they were before. That they cannot progress does not mean that they will treat this match anymore or any less.
Australia are the lucky holders of the coveted second spot in Group 1 but South Africa are hot on their heels, keen to usurp them. Both the teams have six points each but the Aussies occupy second place behind England due to their better net run rate.
The Aussies do have an edge in the race as they face the easier Windies whereas South Africa have their final match against runaway group leaders England.
As far as their form is concerned, the Aussies registered a dominant win over Bangladesh in their last game, after being dominated themselves by England in the previous game.
Adam Zampa was the star of the show against the Tigers as his five-for skittled out the Asians for just 73. The Aussies won it by eight wickets and put their campaign back on track.