Welcome to information.com.au’s stay protection of Sunday’s second One Day Worldwide in opposition to the West Indies.
A dominant Australian crew romped to an eight-wicket win within the opening match in Melbourne, with Sunday’s sport two going down on the SCG.
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There can be curiosity within the crowd determine after a poor turnout on the MCG, whereas Australian selectors have made some shock strikes for the remainder of this sequence and the looming Twenty20 fixtures, additionally in opposition to the Caribbean outfit.
Catch all the massive moments all through this second ODI proper right here.
1.30pm – Steve Smith again at his sensible greatest
If all of us didn’t understand it already, it’s in all probability not sensible to write down off Steve Smith.
Speak over Smith’s shift to open the batting dominated the beginning of the cricket summer time and received louder after a few scratchy early makes an attempt.
However his unbeaten 91 carrying his bat within the second innings in opposition to the West Indies, falling agonisingly in need of carrying Australia to victory on the identical time, silenced all that.
The person himself couldn’t resist a cheeky backhander on the critics after Smith reminded all he’s now averaging 60 as an opener.
That kind marched on with one other unbeaten 79 within the first ODI and followers can be eager to see his subsequent act on the SCG.
1.15pm – Shock Travis Head transfer
As eager cricket followers know, Travis Head has been probably the most in-form and harmful members of this Australian facet in all codecs over the previous 12 months.
He collected man of the match awards for enjoyable through the World Check Championship and Australia’s gorgeous march to final 12 months’s ODI World Cup victory.
Following one other participant of the match award after his century within the first Check in opposition to the Windies, the 30-year-old’s kind had been barely patchy, getting a king pair within the second Check in Brisbane earlier than being dismissed for 4 from 5 balls opening the batting within the first ODI on Friday.
It’s unlikely the unique plan can be for Head to solely play the primary fixture of a three-match ODI sequence, however that’s what’s now taking place, with the South Australian rested from the rest of this sequence and the T20 sequence that shortly follows.
The phrase from Cricket Australia is Head is being given an opportunity to “refresh” and after his previous 12 months of cricket, it could be what he must recharge forward of the Check sequence in New Zealand beginning later this month.
Participant of the match within the first ODI, fast-bowling debutant Xavier Bartlett, can be being rested from the second ODI however will return for sport three in Canberra on Tuesday.