Caribbean Carnival with ditto TV

Ab De Villiers

The Caribbean carnival is all set to entertain the audience as the West Indies ODI Tri-series with Australia and South Africa begins tonight. The tri-series will see all the teams face each other thrice at three different venues.

To get the tri-series underway, the hosts West Indies take on South Africa tonight at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.

South Africa will look to get over their poor performance in the T-20 World Cup and regain some confidence with this series. A team which has received a lot of flak for under-performing at the big stages will want to take back some good memories (and also the cup) from this series.

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They will be heavily dependent on their captain, AB De Villiers to lead from the front. Mr.360, as he is fondly called by everyone, will look to make full use of the good form he has had in the recently concluded IPL 2016 and get his team through in this series.

West Indies on the other hand, enter this series as the underdogs, even after winning the T-20 World Cup. This is mainly due to their unpredictability over the years, especially when it comes to the 50-over format.  Also, considering the short amount of game time they have had in the 50-over format – the last series they played was over seven months ago when they lost to Sri Lanka.

The WICB again created headlines by keeping out the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Darren Sammy. Instead, they went for experienced and young players to take them through this time.

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On the positive side, the addition of Kieron Pollard and mystery spinner Sunil Narine will be a great relief for the young captain Jason Holder who has a massive challenge in front of him.

Australia begins their Caribbean Carnival on Sunday. As the No. 1 ranked One-Day International (ODI) team in the world, Australia head into the tri-series as deserved favourites.

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Smith & Co. will look at stamping their authority on this series from the word go as they look to continue their impressive form. A great news for the Aussies is the return of their speedster, Mitchell Starc who is fit and raring to play some competitive cricket after a six month injury lay-off.

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Will the Windies continue their party? Will the Proteas put their hard work to good use and take the cup home? Or will the Aussies show why they are the number one side in the 50-over format?
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