Australia look to ace West Indies Take a look at after T20 flop | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

PERTH: Australia’s summer time of cricket begins in earnest on Wednesday because the top-ranked Take a look at aspect start a two-match sequence towards West Indies, albeit amid little fanfare after three months of continuous white-ball matches throughout the nation.
An eighth-ranked opposition and midweek begin are unlikely to assist draw crowds to the 60,000-seat Perth Stadium, staging its first Take a look at since 2019. However for the hosts it represents a chance to place behind them a failed dwelling Twenty20 World Cup marketing campaign during which they crashed out earlier than the semi-finals.
A slew of uneventful and unattended bilateral sequence bookended the favored T20 showpiece, which England received earlier this month, creating an uncommon scenario whereby the top of the Australian cricket season got here and went earlier than the summer time had actually began.
“There’s a lot of cricket, it’s hard to follow as a spectator. It’s very hard to keep up with it,” former Australia captain Steve Waugh informed SEN radio.
“I think the public has almost overdosed on cricket… It’s hard to follow the Australian side because every time they play they’ve got a different team on the field.”
Batsman Steve Smith, 33, averages 166 from 5 Assessments towards West Indies and has each likelihood of filling his boots once more, exhibiting indicators of his greatest kind in a current one-day sequence whitewash towards England.
Tempo spearhead Pat Cummins has but to play the islanders in a Take a look at, however the skipper will likely be hoping for a medical first outing to shift focus away from ex-coach Justin Langer, who final week stated unnamed “cowards” within the crew had criticised his teaching type by way of the media however later denied a rift between the pair.
The Caribbean outfit return to Australia after their very own World Cup prospects resulted in a humiliating first-round exit. Though Kraigg Brathwaite’s Take a look at squad accommodates solely a handful of gamers scarred from the T20s, his aspect’s prospects stay dim.
One potential vibrant spot is uncapped 26-year-old Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of former world number-one batsman Shivnarine, who put ahead his case for Take a look at choice with knocks of 119 and 56 towards a Prime Minister’s XI throughout a tour match which resulted in a draw on Saturday.
One other is fiery fast Alzarri Joseph, who will need to push Australia’s batting unit — and the pace gun — to its restrict on Perth’s pace-friendly deck.
“He’s probably going to be the guy we ask to be the enforcer and be a little bit more aggressive,” warned all-rounder Jason Holder.
Australia haven’t misplaced at dwelling to the West Indies since 1997.

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