After a 164-run victory over the West Indies in the first Test Match in Perth, the Australian team would look to seal the series 2-0. The bowlers had nothing to work with on one of the most unusual Perth wickets we’ve seen recently. Despite this, the Australians won on the fifth day thanks to an outstanding bowling performance. West Indies will look to rebound in this game after failing to draw the previous one.
West Indies have a poor record in Australia, with their last victory coming in 1997. They’ve played 15 games since then, losing 13 of them. The Australians are difficult to beat at home, and their batsmen are in good form. The West Indies will need a lot of heart to win this game and tie the series, and it will be interesting to see how they approach the game.
The 2nd Test between Australia vs West Indies will take place on December 8th, 2022 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs West Indies, 2nd Test, West Indies Tour of Australia 2022
Date: December 08, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Pat Cummins would be overjoyed with the 164-run victory in the previous game. Their bowlers put on a great performance in the final session of Day 5 when they snatched a win in a game that appeared to be heading for a draw. Their batsmen are in fine form, and they will aim to dominate the West Indies and win the series 2-0.
Usman Khawaja struggled in the previous game, and he will look to set up a big partnership by opening the batting with David Warner. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are in fine form, giving Travis Head a strong middle order. The hosts have batting depth, with Alex Carey, Cameron Green, and Pat Cummins following.
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood both bowled well on a slow track in Perth and will look to take early wickets in this game. Cummins and Nathan Lyon have plenty of experience bowling on this wicket, and the team is hoping for a strong showing. Cameron Green, Travis Head, and Labuschagne round out the bowling attack.
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland, Marcus Harris, Lance Morris
Possible Playing XI:
Pat Cummins (c), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Kraigg Brathwaite will be dissatisfied with his middle order’s performance. They lost wickets in both innings, failing to form partnerships after promising starts. They must put this defeat behind them and play with a positive attitude. The Australians will not make it easy for the team, and they must deliver an outstanding performance to tie the series.
Kraigg Brathwaite has been in superb form, and he will look to establish a big opening wicket stand with Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, and Kyle Mayers, who struggled in the previous game, would need to step up in the middle order. Down the order, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, and Joshua Da Silva will look to add runs.
In the previous game, their bowlers failed to trouble the Australians. Jayden Seales and Kemar Roach are expected to have tight spells at the start. Along with Alzzari Joseph, Jason Holder must put his experience to good use in this game. Mayers, Roston Chase, and Brathwaite are all expected to do well in supporting roles.
Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, Joshua Da Silva(w), Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas, Raymon Reifer, Anderson Phillip
Possible Playing XI:
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Shamarh Brooks
Australia vs West Indies Head to Head
Australia defeated the West Indies cricket team in the first four Test matches. The Caribbean team won its first Test against Australia at the SCG in 1931. West Indies won six consecutive Test matches against Australia in 1984.
However, the Australians have never given them a Test victory in the last 18 years. The West Indies last defeated Australia in a Test match in Antigua in May 2003. Their previous Test ended in a draw, but Australia had won five of their previous six meetings.
Australia vs West Indies Head to Head Stats in Test
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Australia vs West Indies Toss Prediction
The team batting first has won seven of the last ten Test matches played in Adelaide. The pitch is easy to bat on in the first few innings, but it becomes more difficult as the game progresses. Keeping the record in mind, we expect the side that wins the toss to bat.
Australia vs West Indies Pitch Report
The pitch at Adelaide Oval is one of the best in Australia for batting, with the ball coming onto the bat nicely and having less bounce than some of the other wickets in the country. Fast bowlers have done well on this surface, and spinners have taken their wickets as the pitch deteriorates.
The first two days of the game will be partly cloudy in Adelaide. The wicket will be good to bat on for the first two days, but will become slower after that. Batsmen will need to focus on forming alliances on this ground. The average first innings score here is 381, and the team batting first should aim for 450.
Australia vs West Indies Prediction
It will be a huge challenge for West Indies to recover in the series. Their middle order lacks form, which is a major issue for the team. The wicket would be livelier than the placid turf we saw in Perth, putting their batsmen under pressure. The Australians dominated their opponents in Adelaide and have a strong top order. It makes them the favourites to win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Australia is the favourite to beat West Indies at the odds of 1.10.
Australia vs West Indies Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Marnus Labuschagne of Australia looked fantastic in the previous Test against the West Indies. Marnus Labuschagne scored a century in the first innings and a double hundred in the second innings of the first Test. We recommend him to score most runs against West Indies.