Australian captain Michael Clarke predicted Wednesday's third one-dayer against the West Indies in Canberra could be the highest scoring 50-over match of the summer.
A capacity crowd of more than 11,000 is tipped to attend the sold-out day/night match, which marks the first international fixture involving Australia to be played in the nation's capital.
The Manuka Oval surface could not be much more different than Perth's lively, bouncy strip, where Mitchell Starc tore through the tourists' top order in the two opening matches of the series.
"By looking at the most recent scores on that ground I think there might be a few runs in that pitch," Clarke told reporters after Tuesday's training session.
"When you don't have to worry about pace and bounce in the wicket it allows you to play a lot more freely at the start of your innings.
"It probably suits batting a little more," he said.
The lower bounce and slower pace of the wicket means spinner Xavier Doherty is a likely inclusion for the third match of the series, having sat out both fixtures in Perth.
One of the left-armers, James Faulkner or Mitchell Johnson, appears the most likely to make way.
An Australian victory would hand them an unpassable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy knows this is his side's last chance.
"From now on every game is a final and we have to play it like that. The bowlers gave us a good start but we weren't able to close them out with that killer punch, so we are working hard to get all three disciplines spot on and look to click," Sammy said.
Clarke believes it's only a matter of time before the tourists' much-vaunted batting line-up, including hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, hit their straps.
"So far through series we have been able to keep a few of their big players quiet and that is going to be important tomorrow if we are going to have success," Clarke said.
"If the likes of Gayle and Pollard get in they're very hard to stop so we need to make sure we are as switched on as we have been in the first two games."
First Posted 06 February, 2013 7:20AM AEST