The Australia (AUS) are ready to be at odds with the West Indies (WI) in the 1st Test match of the West Indies Tour of Australia at the beautiful Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Australia is the current World Test champions and had a very good start to the 2024 too as they won the test series against Pakistan by 3-0.
West Indies, on the other hand, played their last test back in July 2023 against India which they lost 1-0.
West Indies will be looking forward to starting their 2024 test season with a bang, but Australia are clear favorites to win today’s match.
AUS vs WI Match Details
- Match – AUS vs WI, 1st Test Match
- Format – Test
- Venue – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- Date & Time – January 17, 2024 & 5:00 AM
AUS vs WI Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide is pretty good for batters. Batting is relatively easier in the 1st innings. The last test match here was played between West Indies and Australia back in December 2022, a total of 1001 runs were scored at a loss of 33 wickets. The temperature is expected to be mostly cloudy with no chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 17° Celsius.
AUS vs WI Head-to-Head Records
In the last 2 test matches played between these teams, Australia have won both the matches by big margins.
AUS vs WI Toss Prediction
Australia is expected to win the toss in AUS vs WI’s 1st Test match.
AUS vs WI Predicted Playing XI
Australia: Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Kemar Roach
AUS vs WI Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Usman Khawaja (AUS)
Usman Khawaja is a kind of batter who plays test exceptionally well. He has shown his class even in high-pressure test situations.
He has performed exceptionally well on this Adelaide pitch and can be the biggest headache for West Indies bowlers.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are other good batters who can perform in today’s AUS vs WI match.
Top Bowler: Pat Cummins (AUS)
Pat Cummins has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills and captaincy in international cricket recently.
He is a perfect wicket-taking bowler and also bats exceptionally well. He can be extremely useful with both bat and ball in today’s match.
Top All-Rounder: Mitchell Marsh (AUS)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Mitchell Marsh is no doubt the best option.
He is currently the most important pick from the Australia team as he is expected to bat in the top order and also bowl a good number of overs on this well-balanced pitch.
AUS vs WI Best Betting Odds Comparison
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AUS vs WI Who will win?
Australia is expected to win the 1st Test match easily since they have a better head-to-head record and current form. They are likely to crush the West Indies just like they did in the last two matches.