AUS vs WI 1st Test: Adelaide Oval Pitch Report, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Jan 15, 2024 10:23 pm IST

Adelaide Oval AUS vs WI 1st Test Pitch Report Venue stats

Australia are all set to host West Indies in a two-match Test series followed by an ODI and T20I series. The first Test match will begin on Wednesday, 17th January at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

Australia are coming to this series after whitewashing Pakistan in a three-match home Test series recently. Meanwhile, West Indies will be playing Test cricket after a substantial break. There are plenty of new faces on the Caribbean side and they will be looking to impress with the solid performances down under.

Seating Capacity: 53500
Number of matches hosted: 81 Tests, 86 ODIs, and 12 T20Is

Adelaide Oval Pitch Report

The wicket is flat and plenty of runs will be available for the batters here. There might be some help available for the pacers in the morning session but the wicket will ease out to bat as the day will move forward.
The first two days will be the best time to bat on and the spinners will start to come into play from the third day. The surface is likely to deteriorate from the fourth day and the bowlers will dominate from there on.

Is Adelaide Oval batting or bowling pitch?

It is a Batting Pitch. The batters will enjoy their time in the first innings and the bowlers might dominate during the second.

Last Three Results at the Venue

  • Australia (511/7d & 199/6d) defeated West Indies (214 & 77) by 419 runs – 8 to 11 December 2022
  • Australia (473/9d & 230/9d) defeated England (236 & 192) by 275 runs – 16 to 20 December 2021
  • India (244 & 36) lost to Australia (191 & 93/2) by 8 wickets – 17 to 19 December 2020

Australia Test record at Adelaide Oval

Australia have played a total of 81 Test matches at this venue. They have won 44 and lost 18. Meanwhile, 19 Tests have been ended as a draw.

Australia’s Highest Total at the venue: 674/10 vs India in 1948
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 82/10 in West Indies in 1951

West Indies Test record at Adelaide Oval

West Indies have played a total of 15 Tests at this venue. They have won 5, lost 6, and 4 Test matches have ended up as a draw.

West Indies’ Highest Total at the venue: 616/10 vs Australia in 1969
West Indies’ Lowest Total at the venue: 77/10 vs Australia in 2022

Adelaide Oval Test Record

Total Matches Played: 81
Home Team (Australia) Won: 44
Visiting Team Won: 18
Neutral Side Won: 0
Draw: 19

Average 1st Innings Score: 388
Matches Won Batting 1st: 40
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 22
Highest Team Total: 674/10 by Australia vs India in 1948
Lowest Team Total: 36/10 by India vs Australia in 2020
Highest Run Chase: 315/6 vs Australia vs England in 1902

Highest Individual Score: 335 not out by David Warner (Australia) vs Pakistan in 2019
Best Bowling Figures: 8/43 by Albert Trott (England) vs Australia in 1895
Most Runs: Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 1743 runs in 17 matches
Most Wickets: Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 60 wickets in 12 matches

Adelaide Oval Stats of Australia Cricketers

  • Steven Smith – 627 runs in 9 matches
  • Marnus Labuschagne – 563 runs in 4 matches
  • Travis Head – 375 runs in 5 matches
  • Usman Khawaja – 361 runs in 4 matches
  • Alex Carey – 106 runs in 2 matches
  • Mitchell Starc – 244 runs and 44 wickets in 8 matches
  • Nathan Lyon – 60 wickets in 12 matches
  • Josh Hazlewood – 32 wickets in 6 matches
  • Pat Cummins – 15 wickets in 4 matches

Adelaide Oval Stats of West Indies Cricketers

  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul – 64 runs in 1 match
  • Joshua Da Silva – 38 runs in 1 match
  • Kraigg Brathwaite – 22 runs in 1 match
  • Alzarri Joseph – 5 wickets in 1 match
  • Kemar Roach – 3 wickets in 1 match

Most Test runs at Adelaide Oval (Active Players)

  1. Steven Smith (Australia) – 627 runs in 9 matches
  2. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) – 563 runs in 4 matches
  3. Virat Kohli (India) – 509 runs in 4 matches

Most Test wickets at Adelaide Oval (Active Players)

  1. Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 60 wickets in 12 matches
  2. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 44 wickets in 8 matches
  3. Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 32 wickets in 6 matches
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