Australia vs West Indies has been a contest which has drawn a lot of attention over the years, be it Test cricket or One-day Internationals since 1975. While West Indies cricket saw a dip in the recent past, they have always and will always be one the most-followed sides, especially in limited-overs cricket. The West Indies began dominating the One-day International (ODI) stage early, winning the 1975 and 1979 editions before Australia got their act together and subsequently winning five World Cup titles since 1987. The World Cup 2019 contest between Australia and the West Indies will be quite something to watch as the Windies are looking good and Australia rarely look bad in World Cup cricket.
The face-off between the two sides is riddled with matches that have been cricketing folklore and the World Cup 2019 edition may just add to it.
Australia won: 73
West Indies won: 60
No result: 3
The West Indies got off to a fine start in World Cup 2019, restricting Pakistan to just 105 runs and then winning by seven wickets.
Australia too had a great outing as they easily defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets.
Both sides would be keen to consolidate in this long league and that makes the match even more important.