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Australia vs West Indies – AUS vs WI 2nd Test, Cricket Match Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 Tips

West Indies will take on Australia in the 2nd Test to eye a win and draw the 2 match series 1-1 in Adelaide.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam December 05, 2022 • 17:54 PM

West Indies will take on Australia in the 2nd Test to eye a win and draw the 2-match series 1-1 in Adelaide. 

AUS vs WI 2nd Test: Match Preview:


The second and final test between Australia and West Indies is set to be played at Adelaide Oval. The match will be a day-night test where the pink ball will be used. Hosts Australia will carry winning momentum after a dominating 164-run win in the 1st test. While West Indies have a difficult task cut out for them of levelling the series. 

Marnus Labuschagne was the star with the bat as he smashed 204 runs in the first innings and followed up with a ton in the 2nd innings, becoming only the 8th cricketer to do so. Steve Smith also scored 200 runs in the 1st innings as well, while David Warner neared his half-century in the 2nd innings, missing just by 2 runs. Travis Head was also a bit unlucky in the 1st innings as he was dismissed just 1 run shy of his ton. Opener Usman Khawaja managed to give a good start to the Australian team with 65 runs in the 1st innings. 

In bowling, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins grabbed three wickets each in the 1st innings, along with Nathan Lyon picking up 2 wickets. Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green also managed 1 wicket each. In the 2nd innings, Lyon was the star as he grabbed as many as 6 wickets, while Travis Head chipped in with 2 wickets. Starc and Hazlewood also managed 1 wicket each.

For West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite was the top scorer with 110 runs in the 2nd innings, as none of the other batters managed to smack a ton in reply to Australia's high scores. Kraigg Brathwaite scored 64 runs in the 1st inning while debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul also scored 51 runs while opening the innings. Roston Chase smacked 55 runs along with Alzarri Joseph scoring 43 runs in the 2nd innings but in the end, the target proved too much without someone stepping up with a big score to support captain Brathwaite. 

West Indies' bowling disappointed heavily, where none of the bowlers were able to take more than 2 wickets in the two innings combined. While Jayden Seales and Kyle Mayers picked up 1 wicket each in the first innings along with Brathwaite picking up two, Kemar Roach and Roston Chase were the only wicket-takers in the 2nd innings with 1 wicket each. 

AUS vs WI 2nd Test: Match Details

  • Date – Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • Time – 09:30 AM IST
  • Venue – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today's Cricket Match? AUS vs WI 2nd Test

Australia will start off as favourites to win the 2nd Test against West Indies and complete 2-0 clean sweep. 

AUS vs WI Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 117
  • Australia – 59
  • West Indies – 32
  • Tied – 1
  • Draw – 25

AUS vs WI 2nd Test: Where to Watch?

The test series between Australia and West Indies will be broadcasted by Sony Sports Network in India, while the viewers can watch the game on OTT platform Sony Liv. 

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Team News:

  • Australia – Pat Cummins picked up an injury in the 1st Test against West Indies and has been ruled out of the 2nd Test. Scott Boland is set to replace the pacer in playing XI while Steve Smith will captain the Australian side.
  • West Indies – Nkrumah Bonner suffered a concussion in the 1st Test and might miss out on the 2nd Test. 

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Probable Playing XI:

  • Australia – Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Scott Boland, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
  • West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner/Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Shamarh Brooks

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AUS vs WI 2nd Test Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keeper – Joshua de Silva
  • Batters – Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Kraigg Brathwaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul
  • All-rounders – Jason Holder, Travis Head
  • Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Alzarri Joseph