Aussies unchanged for Friday's match

Bridgetown, Barbados -- Australia have named an unchanged team for the second and final Twenty20 against the West Indies in Barbados. The tourists lead the series 1-0 after an eight wicket win in St Lucia on Tuesday.

If Australia win Friday’s game it’ll be the first T20 series victory overseas since beating New Zealand in 2005. Despite this, West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes his team can replicate Australia's efforts in the One-Dayers by levelling the two-match Twenty20 series in Barbados.

Australia beat the Windies’ in last week’s fifth and final ODI to finish that series 2-2 before taking a 1-0 lead in the T20s with an eight-wicket win in St Lucia on Tuesday.
But Sammy feels his team can bounce back to avoid a series loss just like Australia did in the 50-over format.

“Australia bounced back and levelled the series and now it's our turn to do that,” Sammy told reporters upon arrival in Barbados on Wednesday.

“The confidence in the team is quite high so now we have to come back and do some more things right and hopefully we will be victorious and level the series.”

Sammy went on to say he was likely to bring experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards into the line-up for the match at Kensington Oval after feeling his team lacked firepower in game one.

Australia are trying to win back-to-back matches on the road for the first time in their international T20 history, as they chase just their second T20 series win away from home.

Australia XI: Shane Watson, David Warner, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (capt), David Hussey, Matthew Wade, Dan Christian, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon (12th man).

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 15:51