The FTP program of West Indies contains a visit to Australia for playing a bilateral test series in the coming month of January 2024. Australia vs West Indies test series 20234 will include 2 test matches which will be held in Adelaide and Brisbane. The Aus vs WI test series 2024 will be associated with the ICC World Test Championship for the 2023-2025 season. The test series between Australia and West Indies 2024 will kick off their journey with the 1st test match at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide from 17 January to 21 January 2024, and then both teams will head over to The Gabba, Brisbane for the 2nd test from 25 January to 29 January.
West Indies has been visiting Australia since 1930 for the test series but they won their first test series against Australia in Australia in 1979/80 by 2-0. Since 1931, West Indies has visited Australia on 16 occasions where West Indies captured the test series 4 times against Australia. The last test series played between both teams was in 2022 where Australia defeated Windies by 2-0. As of June 2023, Australia and the West Indies have contested 28 bilateral test series out of which Australia won 18 series whereas West Indies captured 8 test series. But Keep in mind, For the last 30 years West Indies has not been able to win any test series against Australia whether it is played at home or away.
For the upcoming test series between Australia and West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite will handle the captaincy of West Indies under the coaching of Andre Coley, on the other hand, Pat Cummins will take command of the Australian side along with Andrew McDonald as a head coach. Currently, Australia is sitting at the top position in the ICC Test team ranking whereas West Indies is holding the 8th position.
In terms of head-to-head in test cricket, Australia and West Indies have met each other in 118 test matches where Australia won 60 tests and West Indies achieved victory in 32 tests while 25 matches ended in draws.
Overall, as of June 2023, West Indies has appeared in 517 tests where they successfully achieved victory in 182 matches and faced defeat in 208 matches. On the other hand, Australia has participated in 853 tests out of which they defeated their opponent in 405 tests and faced defeat in 229 matches.
So, it would be interesting to watch how West Indies will perform in Australia and break their chain of losing series against Australia since 1992 in the upcoming test series between Australia and West Indies 2024.
Where can I watch Australia vs West Indies Test series live?
The Australian Test summer kicks off with a two-game series against the West Indies, and you can catch all the excitement exclusively on BT Sport. BT Sport will provide live coverage of every ball played in the series, and the second Test can be watched on BT Sport 1.