- Rohit Singh | December 8, 2022 | 1:00 am
AUS vs WI, 2nd Test Preview
Australia will take on West Indies at the Adelaide Oval. This day-night Test, the second of two games in the series, gets underway at 14:30 local time on Thursday 8th December. The second and final Test match between Australia and the West Indies is set to take place at the Adelaide Oval, but will the Aussies sweep the series? Oz took the first Test in commanding fashion by 164 runs, although the Windies did fight hard until the fifth day. The news that captain and star bowler Pat Cummins is unlikely to suit up for Australia due to a quad injury does make things more interesting, but Oz has so many talented bowlers to act as replacements.
AUS vs WI, 2nd Test Details
Australia vs West Indies – 2nd Test
Venue: Adelaide Oval – Adelaide
Date & Time: 08th December at 09:30 AM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
AUS vs WI, 2nd Test Pitch Report
Most regard the Adelaide Oval as a batting-friendly pitch, as there is far less bounce than in Perth. The weather is likely to be a decent 26°C. The pitch at Adelaide Oval has a batting-friendly surface with little help for the pace bowlers. The average first innings score here is 260 but Australia are likely to score a big total if they bat first.
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AUS vs WI, 2nd Test Probable Playing XIs:
Australia Probable Playing XIs
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies Probable Playing XIs
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
Topmost Picks for AUS vs WI Dream11 Prediction, 2nd Test:
Top Picks – Australia
- Nathan Lyon- He was the standout bowler for Australia in the first game of the series and he took eight wickets over the course of the Test
- Steve Smith– The former captain made scores of 80 not out and 94 during the ODI series win over England earlier this month. Ahead of this Test, he is looking like he is back to his brilliant best.
Top Picks – West Indies
- Kraigg Brathwaite – Captain continued his good form for this year with 64 runs in the first innings and 110 in the second innings in the opening game of the series.
- Roston Chase – Roston Chase batted at number nine in the first innings and number eight in the second innings but we expect him to be in the top six for this game after performing well.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for AUS vs WI Dream11 Team:
Josh Da Silva, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul(VC), Marnus Labuschagne(C), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for AUS vs WI Dream11 Team:
Josh Da Silva, Kraigg Brathwaite(VC), Jermaine Blackwood, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith(C), David Warner, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith
Vice-captain – Kraigg Brathwaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Wicketkeeper – Josh Da Silva
AUS vs WI 2nd Test Probable Winners:
There is always a slightly different type of buzz and excitement ahead of a day-night Test in Australia and we expect good crowds to attend this match in Adelaide. West Indies showed fight with both bat and ball in Perth but were outplayed by Australia. Overall, we are predicting a competitive Test but with Australia getting another victory. If the Windies can be stubborn and push things until the end of the last day with good batting from Brathwaite and Chanderpaul, then a draw is possible. Still, a massive victory for the Aussies is far more probable. Considering the team combination, Australia is expected to win this match.