Caribbean to host one-day tri-series
Australia will play South Africa and the West Indies in a one-day international tournament in the Caribbean in 2016
24 October 2015, 04:28 PM AEST
West Indies, world champions Australia and South Africa will clash in a three-nation one-day international tournament in the Caribbean in June next year.
The 10-match event will take place over a three-week period from June 6 to June 26, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced.
Matches will be played in Guyana, St Kitts and Barbados.
"This tournament promises to be very exciting with two of the world's top teams coming to the Caribbean," said Roland Holder, the WICB manager for cricket operations.
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"It will provide a golden opportunity for our team to test themselves against two of the best sides in the world in the ODI format."
The tournament opens with round-robin matches contested at the Guyana National Stadium before the teams travel to Basseterre in St. Kitts for another series of matches at Warner Park.
The series then moves to the Barbados capital of Bridgetown for the final round of matches at Kensington Oval, culminating with the final.
The last time Australia played one-day cricket in the Caribbean was in 2012, winning a five-match series 3-2.
While it was only three years ago, the team that represented Australia is vastly different to the side that played in England last month.
In 2012, Shane Watson was captain in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke. Mike and Dave Hussey and Peter Forrest occupied the middle order. And Brett Lee led an attack that featured Ben Hilfenhaus, Clint McKay and Xavier Doherty.
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6/6/16 - Australia vs South Africa – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
8/6/16 - West Indies vs South Africa – Guyana National Stadium
10/6/16 - West Indies vs Australia – Guyana National Stadium
13/6/16- South Africa vs Australia – Warner Park, St. Kitts
15/6/16 - West Indies vs South Africa – Warner Park
17/6/16 - West Indies vs Australia – Warner Park
20/6/16 - Australia vs South Africa – Kensington Oval, Barbados
22/6/16 - West Indies vs South Africa – Kensington Oval
24/6/16 - West Indies vs Australia – Kensington Oval
26/6/16 - The Final – Kensington Oval