Dec 8, 2022, 09:11 IST

Australia Cricket: Preview for the 2nd test between Australia and West Indies at Adelaide


The Adelaide Oval will host the 2nd test as Australia come into the game with a 1-0 lead. Australia have already named their XI with Steve Smith set to captain the side in place of the injured Pat Cummins. Scott Boland has already been named as the replacement for Cummins.

West Indies on the other hand will look to build on the fightback they showed in the 2nd innings at Perth. The West Indians will be looking to compete with the home team and stave of an heavy defeat.

Venue – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Time – 9:30 AM IST

Likely Pitch Conditions –

Adelaide is known to have a good amount of runs in the early part of the game. There will be swing on offer with the new ball but as the day progresses expect the batters to enjoy the generous bounce on offer. The outfield too will be electric and by the time the final session begins, the bowlers will have a major say.

Australia XI –

D. Warner, U. Khawaja, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, T. Head, C. Green, A. Carey, M. Starc, S. Boland, M. Neser and N. Lyon

Likely West Indies XI –

K. Brathwaite, T. Chanderpaul, S. Brooks, J. Blackwood, K. Mayers, J. Holder, J. D. Silva, R. Chase, A. Joseph, A. Philip, J. Seales.

Head to Head Record –

Games played – 117

Games won by Australia – 59

Games won by WI – 32

Tied – 1

Draw – 25

Head to Head at Adelaide –

Games played – 14

Wins for Australia – 5

Wins for WI – 5

Drawn games – 4

Adelaide Oval Test Record –

Games played – 80

Games won by Australia – 43

Games won by visiting sides – 18

Drawn games – 19

Matches won after 1st batting – 39

Matches won after 2nd batting – 22

Matches won after winning the toss – 33

Matches won after losing the toss – 28

Average score at the venue – 387

Average run rate at this venue – 3.10 RPO

Best score by a batter at this venue – 335* by David Warner vs Pakistan in 2019

Best bowling figures by a bowler at this venue – 8/43 by A Trott vs Australia in 1895

Highest team score – 674 by Australia vs India in 1948

Lowest team score – 36 by India vs Australia in 2020

Approaching milestones –

·Alex Carey needs 49 runs to reach 500 runs in Test Cricket

·Cameron Green needs 33 runs to reach 3000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Nathan Lyon needs 4 wickets to reach 450 test wickets

·Lyon will be come the 8th bowler to achieve this feat in test cricket

·Lyon will also become the 5th fastest to achieve this feat having got to the 450 mark in his 112th test match

·Steve Smith needs 119 runs to reach 13000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Mitchell Starc needs 9 wickets to complete 300 test wickets

·Starc will be come the 7th bowler to achieve this feat for Australia

·Starc will become the 19th fastest along with Brett Lee to have achieve this feat in his 73rd test match

·This is Jermain Blackwood’s 50th test for West Indies

·Joshua Da Silva needs 40 runs to complete 2000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Jason Holder needs 8 wickets to complete 150 test wickets

·Alzzari Joseph needs 4 runs to score 500 runs in test cricket