The West Indies were humiliated in Perth on Friday after Sammy won the toss and decided to bat first by being bowled out for 70, and then seeing Australia chase down that total in less than 10 overs.
The Australian bowlers took full advantage of a WACA pitch that had some grass on it, and had plenty of pace and bounce to bowl the West Indians out.
Even though the same pitch is now being used for the second one-day clash of the five-match series, and it is sure to have calmed down significantly, Sammy didn’t want to risk another embarrassing batting collapse and decided to bowl first.
His decision at the toss to send Australia in received a loud cheer from the WACA crowd as the good-natured Sammy took it in good spirit and remains confident that his team can bounce back.
The West Indies will back in the same team that played on Friday giving them a chance at redemption, and with all-rounder Andre Russell not fully recovering from injury.
Despite Friday's result, it is a West Indian team full of talent including big-hitters Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, the experience of Ramnaresh Sarwan, all-round ability of Dwayne Bravo and flat out pace of Kemar Roach.
Australia will also come into the game with the same team with Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja receiving another opportunity at the top of the batting order, and James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and Clint McKay another chance to try and rip through the West Indies batsmen.
Australia – Michael Clarke (captain), Phil Hughes, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay.
West Indies – Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach.