Australia Cricket Board has set up their schedule to welcome West Indies in order to play 2 test matches series in the upcoming month of Now-Dec 2022. Both the team’s management has confirmed and declared the dates and venues of the 2 test matches. Australia vs West Indies Test series 2022 comes under the ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023 and all the two matches of the series will be conducted at two different locations i.e, Perth and Adelaide. The series will commence with the first test which will be played from 30th Nov to 4th Dec 2022 at Perth Stadium, Perth, and then both the squad will head over to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide for the last test which will run from 8th Dec to 12th Dec 2022.
The Australian test team will enter the series under the leadership of Pat Cummins whereas Kraigg Brathwaite will take the command of the West Indies under the guidance of coach Phil Simmons. Australian skipper Pat Cummins is a right-arm fast bowler who has taken more than 197 wickets, on the other hand, Brathwaite has made 4,743 runs as a batsman in his Test career as of June 2022. In terms of ICC Test team ranking, Australia is at the top position while West Indies is sitting at the number 8th position. Additionally, Australia also holds the top rank in the ICC World Test Championship’s point table currently, on the other hand, West Indies is at number 6th position. The reason for being at the top for Australia is their top-class batsmen like Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith, who hold the top 2 positions in the ICC Test player ranking.
In a comparison of head to head in test cricket, Australia and West Indies have faced each other on 116 occasions where Australia won 82 test matches and West Indies achieved victory in 58 test matches. Since 1930, Australia and West Indies have played 27 test series against each other out of which Australia became the winner in 17 Test series whereas West Indies won the 8 Test series, 2 test series were ended without any result. As of now, Australia holds the record of playing the most test matches (842) in the history of cricket where they achieved victory in the 339 tests and faced defeat in 226 tests. On the other hand, West Indies has appeared in 563 tests where they got success in 179 and lost 204 test matches.
Australia is all set to receive the Windies at their home and entertains their cricket fans at the end of 2022. Let's see how West Indies in Australia for the test series 2022 will make their strategies in order to face and give competition to Australia.