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Australia v West Indies limited-overs series: Dates, schedule, venues & history

With the sides meeting in a two-Test series to kick off the tour, hosts Australia and the West Indies move on to play three one-day internationals and three T20Is.

The ODI action comes first, before 20-over clashes follow, with both sides looking to start firming up their plans for the T20 World Cup later this year - for which the Windies are co-hosts.

Rather amazingly, these will be the first 50-over matches between the two teams in Australia for more than a decade, while their last 20-over series Down Under was played in late 2022.

Dates and venues

The limited-overs action begins with the opening match of the ODI series, which will be staged at the MCG in Melbourne on Friday 2nd February and that clash is followed by the second meeting at Sydney's SCG two days later.

What could be a series decider takes place at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday 6th February and the 20-over series soon takes the focus as that begins three days later at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

The second T20I takes place at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday 11th February, before the series and the tour as a whole wraps up with the third T20I at Perth Stadium on Tuesday 13th February.

  • 1st ODI, MCG, Melbourne, Friday 2nd February
  • 2nd ODI, SCG, Sydney, Sunday 4th February
  • 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra, Tuesday 6th February
  • 1st T20I, Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Friday 9th February
  • 2nd T20I, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Sunday 11th February
  • 3rd T20I, Perth Stadium, Perth, Tuesday 13th February

Australia v West Indies head-to-heads

Fifty-over games between these two sides date all the way back to the first World Cup in 1975 and since then they have played 143 times in the ODI format, with Australia winning 76 times and West Indies 61 times, while there have been three ties and three no results.

The final of that 1975 World Cup saw the Windies get the better of Australia by 17 runs at Lord's, with Clive Lloyd scoring a century and Keith Boyce taking four wickets, while Viv Richards was involved in three of the five Australian run-outs.

The more recent record between the two sides is firmly in the Baggy Greens' favour, with the Aussies having won 11 of the last 13 meetings between the two sides.

In 20-over action, Australia and West Indies have played 19 times and it is the men from the Caribbean who hold the edge, having won 10 of those clashes.

Only five of those 19 matches have taken place in Australia, with the hosts having won four of those match-ups, including the meetings in Carrara and Brisbane in October 2022.

Post-Warner era begins in 50-over arena

With opening batter David Warner having stepped away from ODI and Test cricket, Australia will have a slightly unfamiliar look at the top of their batting order for the 50-over action.

Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne remain in place, but both Josh Inglis and Matthew Short have opportunities to take over from Warner, with the latter having recently been the leading runscorer in the Big Bash League with 541 - some 175 more than any other batter.

Exciting young middle-order batter Jake Fraser-McGurk has been called up for the first time after also impressing in the BBL, while with the ball seamer Xavier Bartlett is included after taking a tournament-high 20 wickets as Brisbane Heat took the BBL title.

Warner remains in the fold for the three 20-over clashes, with Tim David and Matthew Wade also included as T20 batting options, while left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff will be eager to press his claim for World Cup selection.

Hope to lead the way for Windies

The West Indies have an almost totally fresh squad for the white-ball series, with Shai Hope captaining the side in the 50-over matches and Rovman Powell taking up the duties for the T20Is.

Hope has drifted out of the reckoning for the Test side in the last couple of years, but he averages a massive 51.32 in one-day internationals.

An outstanding 2023 saw him make 824 runs at 68.66 across 17 ODI matches, including three centuries and four half-centuries.

The T20I squad has a little more experience than the 50-over party, with Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder and Andre Russell all involved.

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