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Aussies to bat first against Windies

World Cricket

Dhaka – Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in a key Super-10 group two match of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday.

Both teams, who have lost a game each, need a win to remain in serious contention for the semi-finals.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: Michael Clarke congratulates Aaron Finch of Australia after he scored 100 runs during game one of the one day international series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Australia were beaten by Pakistan in their only game so far, while defending champions West Indies lost to India before defeating hosts Bangladesh.

A second loss for either team will almost certainly hasten an early exit.

Australia brought in 20-year-old leg-spinner James Muirhead and all-rounder James Faulkner in place of Brad Hogg and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

The West Indies retained the same side that beat Bangladesh.

Australia: George Bailey (capt), James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Doug Bollinger, Glenn Maxwell, James Muirhead, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI) – Sapa-AFP

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