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Australia vs West Indies Second Test Tips - Sweep on the cards for the hosts

Siddhu
24 Jan 2024
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 24 Jan 2024
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  • Australia vs West Indies Second Test predictions to be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide from Thursday, January 25
  • Australia have won 9 of their last 10 Tests at this venue
  • Travis Head has scored at least 84 in 3 of his 4 Test innings at this venue
Australia vs West Indies Second Test
Australia likely to sweep aside West Indies with another strong performance. (Getty Images)

Australia vs West Indies Second Test


Along the expected lines, Australia swept aside the West Indies in the first Test. As the teams end the series with the second match in Brisbane with a day/night affair, the hosts are expected to end the home season on a high.
  • Australia vs West Indies Second Test
  • Head to Head
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Team News
  • West Indies Form
  • West Indies Team News

West Indies struggled to compete in the first match, as they looked short on all fronts. Australia are expected to roll out another strong performance and don’t be surprised if there’s a 10-wicket win or even an innings victory. Look out for the individual markets with Travis Head likely to lead Australia’s charts.

  • Australia have won 9 of their last 10 matches at this venue (Tests)
  • Australia have won all 11 day-night matches (Tests)
  • Steve Smith averages 129 against the West Indies (Tests)
  • West Indies have lost 15 of their last 17 matches in Australia (Tests)
  • Travis Head has scored at least 84 in 3 of his 4 innings at this venue (Tests)

Head to Head


Australia have played West Indies in 119 Tests so far with 61 wins for the team from down under while the Islanders have won 32. One match ended as a tie while the remaining 25 ended in a draw.

The first match in Adelaide saw the Aussies end up victors with a 10-wicket margin where the Windies scored just 188 and 120.

Australia Form


Australia had their moments of nervousness in the first innings in Adelaide. After stopping the Windies to a score of 188, they were reduced to 168 for 6.

Travis Head’s brilliant century (119) led the Aussie fightback and gave them a 95-run lead in the first innings. That proved to be more than enough as the Windies crumbled in the second innings.

Josh Hazlewood was the chief destroyer with nine wickets in the Test, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings.

Australia Team News


Travis Head was diagnosed with COVID-19, but could yet play this game following strict guidelines. Usman Khawaja was retired hurt in the second innings of the first Test, but should be fit enough to start this match.

West Indies Form


Travelling with largely untested and new faces, West Indies fell short of expectations, which were anyway low-key. The batters struggled in the first innings and only a 55-run last wicket partnership saw them post 188.

Bowlers led by Shamar Joseph (5 for 94) took the game up to Australia and at one stage, it looked as if they will limit the deficit to a minimum. Yet, they struggled to keep Head’s charge out.

The problem for the visitors is that their batters are light on experience and are even failing to live up to their potential.

West Indies Team News


Gudakesh Motie could be replaced by off-spin all-rounder Kevin Sinclair as West Indies look to find the right balance.

Australia vs West Indies Second Test FAQs

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What time does Australia vs West Indies Second Test start?

This Australia vs West Indies Second Test will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide from January 25, Thursday starting at 9:30am IST.

Verdict

A win for Australia looks a foregone conclusion and there’s no value in the market for that pick. I am looking at the individual markets and backing Head to be Australia’s top batter once again. Keep an eye on the market for an innings win, as that could be a possibility here.

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