Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Current Match Report – CA XI vs West Indians Tour Match 2023/24


West Indies 251 for 8 (Greaves 65, Hodge 52, Brathwaite 52, Haskett 3-57) vs Cricket Australia XI

West Indies’ batting frailties had been uncovered after stumbling in opposition to an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide. One week out from the primary Take a look at in opposition to Australia, the vacationers’ batters made a number of begins however all did not go on with it on a dry Karen Rolton wicket.

Made up completely of gamers with out a Massive Bash League contract, the CA XI assault didn’t characteristic any gamers with Take a look at expertise for the three-day match.

West Australian Liam Haskett took 3 for 57, whereas rising New South Wales expertise Jack Nisbet completed with 2 for 50 and Victorian spinner Doug Warren claimed 2 for 47. Between them, the three bowlers have performed a complete of 9 first-class matches.

There have been some constructive indicators for West Indies, with captain Kraigg Brathwaite displaying battle along with his 52 after impressing in Australia final summer season.

However there have been additionally considerations for the vacationers. High-order batters Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze had been each bounced out, in dismissals that can little question be a magnet for Australia’s quicks.

Equally worrying was Brathwaite’s dismissal. He was caught attempting to paddle-sweep Warren in a half-hearted shot that capped a collapse of three for 3.

One other collapse of 4 for 8 got here late within the day across the second new ball, after Hodge and Greaves had bought the vacationers to 223 for 4.

There are real considerations over the type of the once-proud workforce from the Caribbean headed into the two-Take a look at collection. They may discipline no less than three debutants in subsequent Wednesday’s first Take a look at in Adelaide, with seven uncapped gamers of their 15-man squad.

Former captain Jason Holder opted out of the tour earlier than it started to play within the ILT20, whereas allrounder Kyle Mayers is enjoying within the IPL-backed SA20 for Durban.

West Indies had been crushed convincingly in two Assessments in Australia final summer season, with solely 5 gamers from that tour returning.

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