Australia dominated the first Test with the West Indies accused of rolling over far too easily. The Windies do need to show some backbone if they are to avoid humiliation.
Australia vs West Indies | Second Test | 8 – 12 December 2022 | Adelaide Oval
To Win Match
Australia 1/8 | Draw 8/1 | West Indies 12/1
Australia bullied the West Indies bowlers on a flat track last time out and we can’t expect too much spice at the Adelaide Oval.
The hosts have a great record in day-night Test matches and especially those played at the Adelaide Oval.
Marnus Labuschagne is in record-breaking form for Australia but there might not be as many runs on offer when the pink ball is in action.
Australia might choose to bench veteran spinner Nathan Lyon for the pink ball Test.
Kraigg Brathwaite was able to ton up eventually in the first Test but the West Indies didn’t spend enough time at the crease.
Brathwaite was also one of the West Indies’ more effective bowlers as they found it difficult to shift the Aussies with their frontline attack.
Jason Holder had flashes of brilliance but the West Indies need more from everyone if they are to win Test matches.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul made a decent start to his Test career and is an uncanny image of his father.
Verdict: Australia 1/8
Australia should dominate again and this one shouldn’t go five days. With the pink ball in action, there might be a bit of value in going for A Hundred To Be Scored In The Match: No at 15/4.