After winning the opening clash, Australia will look for a series win when they take on the West Indies in the second ODI. AUS vs WI 2nd ODI 2024 is scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 2 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Australia.
Steve Smith leads Australia in the AUS vs WI ODI series in the absence of Pat Cummins. The right-handed batsman did an incredible job in the opening game, leading the team to an 8-wicket victory. West Indies is directed by Shai Hope in the series.
Although the Australians are led by some young and uncapped pacers in the AUS vs WI ODI series, they did a wonderful job in the opening game by bowling West Indies for 231. Now, Australia would aim for a similar spectacle in the next game.
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West Indies must get to work if they want to get back into the series. The visitors struggled in both the batting and bowling departments in the previous game. Only two hitters, Keacy Carty and Roston Chase, managed to land good hits. Only two bowlers, Matthew Forde and Gudakesh Motie, managed to get wickets.
Due to the summer season in Australia, there is no chance of rain in the country. However, the weather could change and rain will hamper cricket matches. Below we check the Sydney Cricket Ground weather forecast and pitch report for AUS vs WI 2nd ODI 2024.
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AUS vs WI Weather Report Live Today & Sydney Cricket Ground Release Report – 2nd ODI, 2024
AUS vs WI 2nd ODI 2024 will take place on Sunday, February 4. The match venue is Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. The match will begin at 9:00 am IST.
The AUS vs WI weather report, according to Weather.com, suggests that Sydney city temperature on Sunday 4 February will be 33° Celsius during the day and 26° Celsius at night. The sky will be partly cloudy during the day and night.
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According to the AUS vs WI weather report, the chances of rain are 7% during the day and 16% at night. Australia’s second ODI against the West Indies is therefore less likely to be affected by rain. Humidity will be 65% during the day and will increase to 77% at night.
AUS vs WI release report suggests that Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has a good score in ODIs. The average first innings total is 223, while the average second innings total is 189. The stadium has witnessed 167 ODI games.
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Teams that batted first won 95 games and teams that batted second won 65 games. Therefore, teams that bat first have had more success in the stadium. The highest team total ever recorded at SCG in ODIs was 408/5, recorded by South Africa against the West Indies in February 2015.
Unlike other stadiums in Australia, the Sydney Cricket Ground helps the spinners. Seamers and pacers often take a backseat at SCG and spinners enjoy a lot of success. Since the pitch offers no bounce or pace, batsmen may find it difficult to score many runs.