AUS vs WI: Pat Cummins Out of Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test? Who will be Australia Captain?

Updated on: Dec 7, 2022 8:47 am IST

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    Pat Cummins AUS vs WI: In a massive breaking news development, Australian captain Pat Cummins has been ruled out from the Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test match scheduled to be played from 8 December, 2022 at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Australia registered a staggering 164-run victory against West Indies in the first Test match to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

    AUS vs WI: Pat Cummins Out of Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test? Who will be Australia Captain?

    The big news is that Aussie captain Pat Cummins will not be available for the day-night Test match between Australia and West Indies starting from Thursday due to a quadriceps strain as informed by Cricket Australia (CA). The other major update is that star batsman Steve Smith will captain the Australia Test team for the first time since the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Smith has been named as the stand-in captain for the upcoming AUS vs WI second and final Test match. It is also confirmed that right-arm pacer Scott Boland will replace Pat Cummins in the Australia playing 11. Cummins sustained the injury during the first Test against the Windies team and did not bowl in the second innings after having picked up three wickets in the first innings.

    “Steve Smith will captain Australia in Adelaide for a second straight year after Pat Cummins was ruled out of the day-night NRMA Insurance Test against West Indies due to a quad strain,” said an official statement released by Cricket Australia.

    AUS Playing 11

    1. David Warner
    2. Usman Khawaja
    3. Marnus Labuschagne
    4. Steve Smith (C)
    5. Travis Head 
    6. Cameron Green
    7. Alex Carey (wk)
    8. Mitchell Starc
    9. Nathan Lyon
    10. Scott Boland

    11. Josh Hazlewood

    Australia vs West Indies Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    5 October, 2022 (Wednesday) 1st T20I Australia vs West Indies 1:40 PM IST Carrara Oval, Queensland Australia won by 3 wickets
    7 October, 2022 (Friday) 2nd T20I Australia vs West Indies 1:40 PM IST The Gabba, Brisbane Australia won by 31 runs
    30 November – 4 December 1st Test Australia vs West Indies 7:50 AM IST Optus Stadium, Perth Australia won by 164 runs
    8 – 12 December 2nd Test Australia vs West Indies 9:30 AM IST Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

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