Australia and West Indies will clash in the climax of the AUS vs WI Test series. The second Test of the AUS vs WI West Indies tour of Australia 2024 begins on January 25 (Thursday) at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane.
Australia won the opening match by 10 wickets. They demolished the West Indies for 188 and 120 in both innings. With 283 runs on the board in the first innings, Australia had a low target of just 26 in the final innings and they achieved it without losing a wicket.
West Indies failed to put up a brilliant show in the AUS vs WI Test series. The West Indies batsmen failed to even score a half-century in the opening game, except for Kirk McKenzie, who scored the only fifty in the first innings.
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Pacer Shamar Joseph took a five-wicket haul in the first innings and was the only positive take for the Caribbean team in the opening game. The West Indies players must work hard in the next match if they want to surpass the Australians.
However, the statistics do not favor the West Indies. If we talk about the head-to-head records between AUS and WI in Tests, Australia completely dominates the West Indies. Australia crushed the West Indies in 40 games out of 69 at home and lost only 18.
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Even at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, Australia has demolished the West Indies in 6 of 12 games and lost only 3. Surprisingly, the West Indies last won a test match against Australia back in May 2003. Therefore , it has been more than 20 years since The Caribbean team beat the Australians in a test match.
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AUS vs WI match preview: 2nd Test, 2024
Pat Cummins is Australia’s captain in the AUS vs WI test series. In the opening Test, Travis Head scored a marvelous knock of 119 runs. Usman Khawaja was another good scorer with 45 runs. Since Australia had a target of only 26 runs, their batsmen did not get a chance to bat much in the second innings.
Among the bowlers, Josh Hazlewood was the most successful with 9 wickets in the match. Pat Cummins went for a 4-wicket haul in the first innings. Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc took 3 wickets each in both innings.
Team AUS: Pat Cummins (C), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Matt Renshaw, Scott Boland.
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Kraigg Brathwaite is the captain of the West Indies in the AUS vs WI test series. In the two-match series they are losing 1-0. In the first AUS vs WI Test, Kirk McKenzie was the only batsman to score a half-century in the match. Among the bowlers, Shamar Joseph took a five-wicket haul in the first innings. Justin Greaves and Kemar Roach got 2 wickets each.
Team WI: Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph, Akeem Jordan, Tevin Imlach, Kevin Sinclair, Zachary McCaskie.