Australia begins earnest Summer Cricket Season with Red Ball against West Indies

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Just In: Off the end of the ICC T20 World Cup, where Australia displayed flopping performances while the Caribbean side suffered a humiliating first-round exit, is buckling up to play two-test match series starting from 30 November.

The Aussies are ready to kick start their busiest Summer Season with the Red-ball series against a comparatively weakened squad. While the teams are gearing up for a challenging match, the fans may find this series to be as uninteresting because they watched continual white ball cricket during the last three months.

According to the official schedule, the opening match of the series will take place at 60000-seat Sydney Stadium, a venue going to host the first test since 2019. Perhaps, it’s unlikely that the midweek start and eighth-ranked opponent will attract many spectators.

Nevertheless, Australia will take this series as an opportunity to remove strains of distress for not qualifying for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup at their home ground, while West Indies could jump in the field with similar intentions.

Australia squad:

Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

West Indies squad:

Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-capt), Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.