And if Gayle finds his range early in the West Indies innings, then captain Finch knows Australia could find themselves in trouble.
Justin Langer has hailed the West Indies' "Calypso cricket", admitting they were his heroes when he was growing up as he prepares Australia to face their current battery of fast bowlers.
"We've probably spent four months thinking and playing against spin bowling", he said on Tuesday.
"We've played on a number of grounds with this short side, and this is something you've just got to cope with".
England's performance in the field wasn't quite at the same level as it was against South Africa. England will be the same.
"Obviously a very unsafe team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they've got weaknesses as well and we're playing pretty good cricket".
The last time the two teams met in a one-day global three years ago, West Indies went down by 58 runs in the final of a Tri-Nations Series in the Caribbean involving South Africa. "I think when we overcome that hurdle, then we'll move deeper into the tournament", Holder said. We've seen in this tournament that there has been some good, fast bowling so far. They're not necessarily going to be bowling the same spot every ball, but going to be exciting to watch.More news: Huawei cuts orders to key suppliers after US blacklisting: Nikkei
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"I think it (drafting Wood) will be discussed, to be honest".
West Indies, with veteran opener Chris Gayle leading the way, have the run-scoring power to give an Australia side strong in both batting and bowling a run for their money.
In the next match, they got the better of the famed England ODI team, beating them by 26 runs.
One danger for the West Indies is that they become "bouncer happy" and use the tactic too often, with Warner and Steve Smith, both returning from one-year bans for ball tampering, more than capable of putting away any misdirected short stuff.
It is the "good squad" that is bringing confidence in Raina as he feels that they are performing well in all the departments.
Waugh, who played 325 One-Day Internationals, captained Australia to the capture of the 1999 World Cup title when the tournament was last staged in the United Kingdom.
The Trent Bridge tussle could suit Gayle, with a short boundary sure to be attacked by the 39-year-old whose career lacks one notable statistic: an ODI century against Australia. Langer welcomed David Warner's innings of 89 not out in Australia's win against Afghanistan, his first official global match since completing a one-year ban for ball tampering.
As Sid Monga noted in his early analysis of short pitched bowling this World Cup, against Afghanistan, "Eighteen percent of balls delivered by Australia's quicks were short, nearly double the usual rate you see". "Looks determined. For him to battle through 90 or 80, whatever it was, and to still be there at the end and get the job done for the team, that's a great sign for us". "A lot of people are talking".