- Australia to win.
- West Indies haven’t won a match in Australia since 1997, and have lost 13 of their last 15 encounters.
- Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith both made double-hundreds in the previous game, bolstering the batting.
- Australia has a great record at the Adelaide Oval, having only lost once in the past 10 games there.
After a 164-run victory against the West Indies in the first Test Match in Perth, the Australian squad would try to secure the series 2-0. The bowlers had little to work with on one of the strangest unusual Perth surfaces we’ve seen recently. Despite this, the Australians won on the fifth day thanks to an outstanding bowling performance. West Indies will attempt to rebound in this match after managing to draw the previous one. West Indies have a terrible record in Australia, with their last victory coming in 1997. They’ve played 15 matches since then, losing 13 of those. With their batters in top form, the Australians are difficult to defeat at home. The West Indies will need a lot of guts to overcome this match and tie the series, and it’ll be intriguing to see how they control the issue.
The pitch at Adelaide Oval is one of the finest in Australia for batting, with the ball coming into the bat neatly and having less bounce compared to some of the major venues in the nation. Pace bowlers have performed extra brilliantly on this ground, while spinners have taken their wickets as the surface deteriorates.
Pat Cummins would be overjoyed with the 164-run victory in the previous game. Their bowlers put up a magnificent performance in the closing session of Day 5 when they stole a victory in a game that appeared to be heading for a draw. Their batters are in fine form, and they will want to overpower the West Indies and win the series 2-0. Usman Khawaja struggled in the previous game, and he will want to establish a huge partnership by starting the batting with David Warner. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are in fine form, giving Travis Head a solid middle order. The hosts have batting strength, with Alex Carey, Cameron Green, and Pat Cummins coming later. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood both bowled effectively on a slow track in Perth and will look to take early wickets in this encounter. Cummins and Nathan Lyon have much expertise bowling on this track, and the team is hoping for a strong showing. Cameron Green, Travis Head, and Labuschagne round up the bowling attack.
Kraigg Brathwaite will be dissatisfied with his middle order’s effort. They lost wickets in both innings, unable to build alliances after strong starts. They must put this defeat next to them and compete with a bright attitude. The Australians will not make it simple for the squad, and they must provide an outstanding effort to tie the series. Kraigg Brathwaite has been in superb form, and he will want to establish a strong opening wicket pair 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 pecking order, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, and Joshua Da Silva will seek to add runs. In the previous match, their bowling struggled to bother the Australians. Jayden Seales and Kemar Roach are expected to have tight stretches at the outset. Together with Alzzari Joseph, Jason Holder should put his knowledge to excellent benefit in this match. Mayers, Roston Chase, and Brathwaite are all expected to do well in smaller roles.
Probable Playing XIs
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 (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
Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-capt), Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.
Australia Team News
- Australia delivered a great showing with both bat and ball in their maiden home Test ever since the conclusion of the Ashes previously this year.
- Skipper Pat Cummins was an injury concern after suffering a minor strain in Perth, but he is likely to be healthy to lead the team.
West Indies Team News
- Despite suffering a crushing setback in Perth weeks ago, the visitors showed some fight and will want to continue that into this encounter.
- Bowler Kemar Roach, batter Nkrumah Bonner, and all-rounder Kyle Mayers are both injured, but both are anticipated to play the match
The side batting first has won seven of the past ten Test games played in Adelaide. The pitch is easy to bat on in the first few innings, but it becomes more challenging as the game develops. Bearing the history in view, we anticipate the team that wins the toss to bat.
How to Bet
We are backing Australia. It would be a huge struggle for West Indies to recover in the series. Their middle order lacked rhythm, which is a major issue for the squad. The pitch would be more active than the calm ground we saw in Perth, putting their batters under strain. The Australians crushed their opposition in Adelaide and had a strong top order. It makes them the favorites to win this contest. Bet on Australia to win.