Australia are looking to complete a 5-0 clean sweep against West Indies. However, the weather could be a significant obstacle to that goal. The concern about the weather is heightened given the increasing forecast for rain over the weekend. Should the weather intervene and the match end in a draw, it would put Australia at risk of dropping crucial World Test Championship points. Nonetheless, the Australian bowlers’ excellent track record with the pink ball indicates that they will pose a strong challenge to the West Indies batters.
In the second day of ahead of the second match, Australia were trailing early on but Travis Head’s remarkable century turned the game in their favor. On the other hand, West Indies need to step up their batting performance, relying on their captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul to make significant contributions.
Marnus Labuschagne, who has performed well in day-night Tests, will be a key player for Australia. Alzarri Joseph, as the vice-captain of the West Indies team, needs to make a significant impact in the upcoming match.
In terms of team news, Australia is expected to field an unchanged lineup, while West Indies may consider a change to their spin department. The pitch conditions and the forecast add an element of intrigue to the day-night match.
Finally, Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc is on the verge of reaching 350 wickets, adding further excitement to the upcoming Test match.