Welcome to information.com.au’s protection of the second Take a look at between Australia and the West Indies on the Adelaide Oval.
Australia claimed a dominant 164-run within the first match in Perth and are purple scorching favourites to say a 2-0 collection win with a victory within the day-night Take a look at.
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Pat Cummins hasn’t recovered from a quad harm and can miss the second Take a look at, with Steve Smith to face in as captain.
Australia has gained the toss and elected to bat.
Hazlewood out at eleventh hour
Australia’s bowling assault will probably be considerably weakened after Josh Hazlewood was additionally dominated out simply an hour earlier than the primary ball was on account of bowled.
Perennial twelfth man Michael Neser will substitute Hazlewood within the line-up in his second Take a look at for Australia after he made his debut in the identical day evening match final summer time.
Cricket Australia stated Hazlewood is affected by “basic soreness”.
Ashes hero Scott Boland, who famously took 6/7 on the MCG within the Boxing Day Take a look at, returns to Australia’s XI instead of Cummins.
The second Take a look at is scheduled to get underway at 3pm AEDT.
Warner livid over management ban course of
The lead-up to the Take a look at has been overshadowed by David Warner’s livid letter through which he declared he won’t be interesting his management ban as a result of he doesn’t wish to drag his household by way of one other media circus.
The Australian opening batsman has commonly come beneath fireplace even after serving a one-year ban over the sandpaper saga that introduced the Dishevelled Inexperienced into disrepute in 2018.
His place as vice-captain was scrapped, compelled to serve the ban alongside former skipper Steve Smith. Nevertheless, Smith has been given the chance to guide his nation once more regardless of his involvement within the Newlands ball tampering saga.
The identical privilege was not prolonged to Warner, who won’t ever maintain a management place in Australian cricket ever once more.
The opening batsman’s spouse Candice doubled down on Thursday, talking concerning the painful evaluate course of husband David was anticipated to endure with a view to return to management positions inside cricket.