Australia vs West Indies: Australia and West Indies will face each other for the series-deciding second Test match in the two-match Test series and the match will be played at the Adelaide Oval on 8th December, Thursday. With a 164-run win in the first match, Australia is leading the series 1-0.
Match: Australia vs West Indies, Test 2 of 2
Date: 8th December 2022
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval.
Pitch Condition: The second Test match will be played at Adelaide Oval. The pitch here is a good track for the batters in the initial days of the test. However, it is a pink-ball test and the pacers will definitely have some advantage in the last session. The first 1st innings will be best for batting. In pink-ball tests, the last session of the day will be under lights and that will allow the seamers to play well. The twilight time is the most difficult to bat on as the batters will face issues sighting the ball during that period.
Australia vs West Indies – The Squad
Australia: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, Marcus Harris.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Devon Thomas, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva(w), Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Raymon Reifer, Jason Holder, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Anderson Phillip.
Australia vs West Indies – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Winning the 1st match by a huge margin, the hosts Australia is looking to seal the series in the series-deciding 2nd test against West Indies. Australia has records in pink-ball tests and they are the best in day-night tests. Steve Smith-led Aussies has secured a 187-run win in the first match, having 598 runs in the first innings and 182 runs in the second innings. West Indies in return has scored 283 runs in the first innings and 333 runs in the second innings.
Marnus Labuschagne top scored for Australia both in the first and second innings with a score of 204 and 104 respectively. Steve Smith followed Marnus in the first innings with 200 runs. Travis Head also scored 99 runs in the first innings. David Warner added 48 runs in the second innings. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins claimed 3 wickets each in the first innings while Nathan Lyon had a 6-wicket haul in the second innings. Pat Cummins will miss the second Test due to an injury and Scott Boland will replace him.
West Indies also had injury concerns about Kemar Roach, Kyle Mayers, and Jayden Scales. For the Windies, Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored 64 & 51 runs respectively in the first innings. In the second innings, Braithwaite tried hard to earn 110 runs. Roston Chase also added 55 runs to the scoreboard. Braithwaite was good with the ball also, claiming 2 wickets in the first innings.
Australia vs West Indies – Face to Face
Australia and West Indies faced each other in 117 Test matches. Out of these 117 games, Australia has won 59 whereas West Indies has come out victorious 32 times. 25 matches ended with a draw. 1 match ended with a tie.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Joshua Da Silva.
Batsmen: Kraigg Brathwaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Jermaine Blackwood.
All-Rounders: Travis Head, Cameron Green.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Alzarri Joseph.
Captain: Kraigg Brathwaite.
Vice-Captain: Tagenarine Chanderpaul.
Wicket-Keeper: Joshua Da Silva.
Batsmen: Usman Khawaja, Kraigg Brathwaite, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Tagenarine Chanderpaul.
All-Rounders: Cameron Green, Travis Head.
Bowlers: Mitchel Starc, Nathan Lyon, Alzarri Joseph.
Captain: Usman Khawaja.
Vice-Captain: Kraigg Brathwaite.