Thrilling Showdown: Australia Takes on West Indies in 2nd Test 2023-2025

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In the second Test at the Gabba, West Indies chose to bat first against Australia, with debutant Kevin Sinclair replacing Gudakesh Motie. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins stated that he would have also opted to bat first. Sinclair received his Test cap from former West Indies and Guyana allrounder, Carl Hooper. Despite some Covid infections within the camp, Australia has decided to stick with their winning line-up. Opener Usman Khawaja has also recovered from a head injury and is fit to play. The Gabba pitch has less grass compared to last year, and it is hosting a day-night Test for the first time since 2019. Australia has a winning record in day-night Tests, having won all 11 matches they have played since 2015. The playing XIs for both teams are provided below.

Australia 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 Steven Smith, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Cameron Green, 5 Travis Head, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins (capt), 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood

West Indies 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 3 Kirk McKenzie, 4 Alick Athanaze, 5 Kavem Hodge, 6 Justin Greaves, 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8 Kevin Sinclair, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shamar Joseph

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