The Latest: West Indies wins toss, bowls 1st vs Australia

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Day 8 at the Cricket World Cup (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

West Indies has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against defending champion Australia at the Cricket World Cup.

While Australia's lineup is unchanged from its opening win over Afghanistan, West Indies brought in opener Evin Lewis as a replacement for Darren Bravo in a change to the team that opened with a big win over Pakistan. Shai Hope is likely to drop to No. 3 in the batting order.

Australia captain Aaron Finch said he would have batted first anyway if he'd won the toss, adding that the pitch looked dry and could spin later on.


Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.


9:30 a.m.

West Indies and Australia aim to join New Zealand on two wins from two group games at the Cricket World Cup when they meet at Trent Bridge in the only match on Day 8 of the tournament.

They are coming off seven-wicket wins in their first outings, defending champion Australia over Afghanistan and West Indies against Pakistan. The Windies are playing their second straight game in Nottingham.

Australia has bad memories of Trent Bridge, having been smashed for a world-record 481 by England 12 months ago, and the same batting strip is being used for the match against the West Indies.

Both teams are likely to lean heavily on pace on what is set to be a sunny day in central England. The West Indies' quicks took all 10 wickets when roughing up against Pakistan.

Australia has won nine of its last 10 one-day internationals against West Indies, though they haven't met in an official ODI since 2016.


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