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West Indies’ Must-Win Battle Against Australia in Crucial 2nd T20I”

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The upcoming clash between Australia and West Indies in the second T20I holds immense significance for the Caribbean side after their defeat in the series opener by 11 runs.

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Despite the loss, West Indies showcased their batting prowess by reaching close to the 200-run mark in pursuit of Australia’s imposing total of 214, highlighting their resilience.

Key Match Details:

  • Venue and Timing: The Adelaide Oval will host the crucial encounter on February 10 at 1:30 pm IST.
  • Pitch Insights: Known for its lively batting track, the Adelaide Oval poses a challenge for bowlers with minimal room for error. Historically, teams batting first have triumphed in nine out of the 18 T20Is played at this venue.
  • Broadcast and Streaming: The match will be live on the Star Sports Network, and the streaming rights are held by the Disney+ Hotstar app.

Head-to-Head Battle: Australia and West Indies share an equal footing with 10 victories each in the 20 T20Is they’ve contested. Despite West Indies’ recent T20I series loss in Australia, their solitary win in Brisbane in 2013 adds an element of unpredictability. To stay in the series, West Indies must emerge victorious in this crucial encounter.

Summary of the Previous T20I: Australia dominated the first T20I with a formidable start from openers Warner and Inglis, amassing 93 runs. Although the Windies managed to stifle Australia at 159/5, late contributions from Tim David and Matthew Wade propelled Australia to a challenging total of 213/7. West Indies’ response fell short, with Australia maintaining control.

Probable XIs:

Australia (Probable XI):

  • David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (C), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.

West Indies (Probable XI):

  • Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shai Hope, Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell (C), Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.

Key Performers and Stats:

  • Nicholas Pooran is the second-highest run-scorer for WI in T20Is with 1,829 runs.
  • Since 2022, Holder and Joseph have taken 41 and 34 T20I wickets for WI, respectively.
  • Zampa leads Australia’s T20I wicket-takers with 85 scalps, while Hazlewood is the top wicket-taker since 2021 with 49 scalps.
  • David Warner has amassed 1,047 T20I runs at home at an impressive average of 40.26.

Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Options: Option 1:

  • Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner (C), Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell (VC), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa. Option 2:
  • Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (C), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (VC), Marcus Stoinis, Alzarri Joseph, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

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Prepare for an action-packed encounter as West Indies aims to bounce back in this do-or-die clash against Australia in the second T20I.

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