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There is little time for reflection in a crazy cricket calendar. Just a few days after Australia won by 164 runs in the first Test, attention turns to the day-night Test in Adelaide.

The home side didn’t have it all their way, with West Indies showing some promising resistance at Perth. On top of that, Australia will be without Pat Cummins for this Test, while David Warner is in need of runs. But, for the Windies to threaten an upset victory, they need greater control and penetration from their bowlers, who combined for just six wickets in the entire Perth Test. To make matters worse, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales and Kyle Mayers are all in doubt with injuries.

So, a lot will rest on the batsmen to challenge Australia. Kraigg Brathwaite continued his brilliant 2022 with another century, while Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s debut was full of promise. Whether the rest of the batting lineup can provide enough resistance is crucial, especially given the form Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are in for Australia.

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Possible Playing XIs

Scott Boland will replace Pat Cummins. Steve Smith will captain the team, just as he did in the Adelaide Test last year. Details here.

Josh Hazlewood is also out. Michael Neser will replace him.

Australia: 1. David Warner, 2. Usman Khawaja, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Steve Smith (c), 5. Travis Head, 6. Cameron Green, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Mitchell Starc, 9. Michael Neser, 10. Nathan Lyon, 11. Scott Boland

As mentioned, West Indies have a host of injury concerns. Kemar Roach is a chance of missing out due to a hamstring injury. Jayden Seales has a knee problem. So, both Anderson Phillip and Marquino Mindley may play.

West Indies: 1. Kraigg Brathwaite (c), 2. Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 3. Shamarh Brooks, 4. Kyle Mayers, 5. Jermaine Blackwood, 6. Jason Holder, 7. Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8. Roston Chase, 9. Alzarri Joseph, 10. Kemar Roach/Anderson Phillip, 11. Jayden Seales/Marquino Mindley

AUS vs WI Head-to-Head Stats in Tests & Key Players to Watch

Australia:

  • Steve Smith now averages 239.00 in six Tests vs West Indies. He has plundrered 717 runs with three centuries and two fifties.
  • Smith also has strong numbers at Adelaide. Australia’s number four has struck 592 runs in 15 innings at an average of 53.81.
  • Marnus Labuschagne is coming off a double century & century in the Perth Test. He went past 2,000 runs in home Tests at an average of 72.20, with eight fifties and eight hundreds in 31 outings.
  • The spotlight is on David Warner. He returns to a ground where he has a great record, with 1,153 runs (fourth-most) at an average of 76.86.
  • Mitchell Starc is a different beast with the pink ball. The left-armer has taken 39 wickets in just seven Tests at Adelaide at an average of 17.30 and strike rate of 37.9.
  • Nathan Lyon is one wicket away from becoming the all-time highest wicket-taker in Tests at Adelaide. He currently has 56 scalps at an average of 26.55 and economy of 2.61.

West Indies:

  • Kraigg Brathwaite is coming off arguably his best Test century. The captain has scored 665 runs this year at an average of 73.88.
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul had a promising debut (51 and 45). In his previous eight first-class knocks, he made scores of 140*, 23*, 184, 25, 49, 109*, 119 and 56.
  • Alzarri Joseph’s spell to Marnus Labuschagne at Perth was a bright spot for West Indies. Can he deliver for the Windies, particularly under lights?
  • Roston Chase scored a solid 55 in the second innings at Perth. His control with the ball will be under the spotlight as the Adelaide surface can aid spin later in the game.
  • Jason Holder went wicketless at Perth. But, his ability to move the ball around can be key under lights in Adelaide. Don’t write off the Windies’ all-rounder just yet.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Australia are unbeaten in their last 18 Tests against West Indies.
  • West Indies have not beaten Australia in a Test since the famous 418 chase in 2003.
  • Scott Boland took 18 wickets in three Tests at an average of 9.55 in last year’s Ashes.
  • Usman Khawaja in Tests in 2022: 15 inns, 959 runs, avg. 87.18, four fifties, four hundreds.
  • Australia have won all ten of their day-night Tests to date.

Adelaide Oval Pitch Report and Weather

Adelaide Oval curator Damien Hough said he left the usual 8mm of grass on the pitch. However, how much pace will be in the pitch remains to be seen given recent cool conditions as well as a Guns N’ Roses concert on the ground before the drop in was placed last week.

The average first innings score in the last five Tests at Adelaide is 399.6. Expect the team who wins the toss to bat.

In terms of the weather, cloudy conditions is forecast for day one with a top of 21 degrees. It will then warm up to 25 degrees and 33 degrees on Friday and Saturday respectively, with mostly sunny conditions. There is a chance of rain on Sunday, but not too much.

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Today 8-12 December 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Joshua Da Silva
  • Batsmen: David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja
  • All-Rounders: Jason Holder
  • Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

AUS vs WI 2nd Test 2022 Match Prediction: Who will win?

Australia to win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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