Australia displayed a clear dominance over West Indies in the first Test and now they will be planning to win the series by wiping out the visitors in Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test.
Australia have never faced a defeat against West Indies since 1997 and they would like to maintain the record in the future as well. West Indies cricket is witnessing a massive dip in their performance as the visitors first witnessed a group exit in the T20 cricket and now they are going through below-average performance in the red-ball cricket.
Australia won the toss and made a decision to put out an intimidating performance with their bat in the first inning. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith put out a brilliant show and scored double centuries.
Their partnership helped Australia to control the whole game and score 598 runs in the first inning. Labuschagne continued his momentum in the second inning as well by scoring a century.
West Indies started out well as they picked David Warner’s wicket before he could settle down on the pitch. Unfortunately, the excitement went down the drain very soon when the bowlers failed consistently in front of the Australia batting in both innings.
Australia Team News
Australia is currently leading the WTC point table and they displayed their dominance again in the first test. Without a doubt, they have good depth in their batting lineup and the batters know their job well.
Mitchell Starc and skipper Pat Cummins kept a check on the run rate of the opposition and picked up wickets consistently in every spell. Nathan Lyon also shined in the second inning where he picked up 6 wickets at an economy of 2.99.
West Indies Team News
There was a time in the recent history of cricket when the West Indies used to be one of the most feared teams in international cricket. However, after the retirement of some legendary players, the country is going through a major dip in the quality of players.
Kraigg Brathwaite will be disappointed to see that he is not getting the support of his teammates to win matches. The second Test will be important for West Indies as the team will be eying to draw the series.
Australia vs West Indies Prediction
Considering the excellent form of Australian players, we predict that Australia will score another comfortable win against West Indies in the second Test match.
According to the recent performance of both teams, Australia will again dominate the second Test match and will go on to win the series. For some great odds create an account at bet365.