Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test
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Australia takes on West Indies in the second Test from December 8 to 12 to be played in Adelaide. This is a day-night Test match and the first of this series. The Aussies are leading the series 1-0 and are sniffing a series win. The Windies needs to win the match to level the series.

Australia will be led by Steve Smith in the absence of regular skipper Pat Cummins who is ruled out with a quad injury. Kraigg Brathwaite will continue to lead the Windies and has a stiff challenge in front of him. Both the captains have runs on their back from the first Test.

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test 2022
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Australia won the T20I series 2-0 before the T20 World Cup. Both teams then played in the T20 World Cup. Australia failed to defend the title and could not make the knockouts. West Indies, on the other hand, could not make the Super 12 stage.

Both teams have played 92 Test matches with the Aussies winning 59 games while the Windies winning 35. Both teams played the last Test series back in 2016 before the first Test.

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Australia as said earlier will be without their skipper Pat Cummins in the second Test. Scott Boland has been named as his replacement. Steve Smith who is in dream form with the bat in Test matches will lead the side. He played two unbeaten knocks of 200 and 20 not out in the first Test. He is hungry for more in the second Test.

The Australian bowling attack looks stronger even without Cummins. They have Mitchell Starc in their ranks who has taken the most wickets in day-night Test matches (46). Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green and Nathan Lyon along with Starc make up a good group of bowlers. The Aussies are topping the WTC points table and with another win will consolidate their position.

Australia Squad

Steve Smith (C) Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Scott Boland, David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc

West Indies

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test
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The Windies are languishing sixth on the table with only 64 points from 10 Test matches. They have a percentage point of 45 and lost the first Test by 164 runs. The Test team is still a growing unit and this is the time when the senior players in the side needs to stand up.

The team will look towards skipper Brathwaite, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder to contribute to much of the game. The skipper especially has been amongst the runs in the series so far and needs to produce another innings of impetus. The Windies side off late has not won too many Test matches off late.

West Indies Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Da Silva, Devon Thomas, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales

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