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Current Match Report – Australia vs West Indies 1st Check 2023/24


Toss Australia selected to bowl in opposition to West Indies

Pat Cummins has turn into simply the second captain since 1992 to ship a aspect in after successful the toss at Adelaide Oval as Australia hope to take advantage of cool, overcast situations and a lively-looking floor.
There was an audible gasp of shock from the group after Cummins introduced over the loudspeaker that he wished to bowl first in opposition to a West Indies prime six that, exterior of captain Kraigg Brathwaite, has 5 gamers who’ve performed simply 11 Check between them.
West Indies three debutants Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves and Shamar Joseph had been offered with their Check caps in the course of the warm-up. West Indies all-time Check main runscorer Brian Lara offered Hodge his cap. Greaves obtained his from captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamar Joseph obtained his cap from former West Indies quick bowler Ian Bishop.

As anticipated Australia made only one change from the aspect that beat Pakistan in Sydney with Cameron Inexperienced returning for his first Check for the reason that Ashes final yr rather than the retired David Warner. Inexperienced will bat at No.4 with Steven Smith set to open for the primary time in Check cricket in his 106th Check match.

West Indies face a monumental job to try to break a 27-year winless drought in Australia, having not received any of their final 16 Assessments down beneath and misplaced 14 of these.

Australia: 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 Steven Smith, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Cameron Inexperienced, 5 Travis Head, 6 Mitchell Marsh 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins (capt), 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood

West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 3 Kirk McKenzie, 4 Alick Athanaze, 5 Kavem Hodge, 6 Justin Greaves, 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8 Alzarri Joseph, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Gudakesh Motie, 11 Shamar Joseph

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