After a series of white-ball games, Test cricket finally returns on November 30 when Australia hosts the West Indies for a two-match Test series. The Optus Stadium in Perth will host the opening Test, while the Adelaide Oval will host the second game. West Indies had plenty of time to get ready for the series, but several Australian players would be playing the contest after a busy cricketing schedule.
Australia’s batting lineup for the first Test appears to be quite formidable. Australian batters have been in good form recently, especially Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. Australia’s most recent Test match, which took place in Galle against Sri Lanka in July, ended in a humiliating loss as they lost by an innings and 39 runs. But their track record on home soil has been top notch and they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
On the other hand, the visitors are boosted by a huge 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh from their most recent Test match, which took place in June. The teams would be hoping for a positive outcome from the upcoming contest as the last time Australia and West Indies locked horns in a Test match, the game finished in a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground back in January 2016.
Australia are presently in first place in the ICC World Test Championship standings, and if they win the forthcoming series, they will move a step closer to securing a spot in the finals. However, West Indies, who are ranked sixth, face a difficult task because Australia and South Africa have an advantage over every other team.
Australia vs West Indies Test Series: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Schedule
Date & Timings
Australia vs West Indies 1st Test
Optus Stadium, Perth
November 30, 7:50 AM IST
Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
December 08, 9:30 AM IST
Australia vs West Indies Test Series: Broadcast & Live Streaming Details
The two Tests between Australia and West Indies will be telecasted by the Sony Sports Network and will be live-streamed on the SonyLIV app, which will require a paid subscription.
Australia vs West Indies Test Series: Squads
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, Marcus Harris
Australia XI for 1st Test: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, and Devon Thomas.
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