AUS vs WI, 2nd ODI: SCG Pitch Report, Sydney Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | Australia vs West Indies 2024


Australia are poised to face West Indies in the second ODI of their three-match series at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday, February 4.

Following a convincing victory in the previous clash, Australia is eager to clinch the series. Conversely, West Indies is keen to stage a comeback and stay competitive in the overall contest.

Notably, Travis Head and Xavier Bartlett, who were prominent in the previous game for Australia, will not be participating in this match.

ODI Stats and Records at the SCG:

  • Total matches: 167
  • Matches won batting first: 95
  • Matches won bowling first: 64
  • Average first innings scores: 223
  • Average second innings scores: 189
  • Highest total recorded: 408/5 (50 Ov) by South Africa vs West Indies
  • Lowest total recorded: 63/10 (25.5 Ov) by India vs Australia
  • Highest score chased: 334/8 (49.2 Ov) by Australia vs England
  • Lowest score defended: 101/9 (30 Ov) by Australia Women vs West Indies Women

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SCG Pitch Report

The Sydney Cricket Ground boasts a batting-friendly track where the ball seamlessly meets the bat. On the flip side, pacers encounter difficulties extracting extra bounce and pace from the surface, leading to their challenges on this pitch. Spinners, however, tend to find their groove in the later stages of the game. Overall a high-scoring match is expected to unfold at this venue, with the team winning the toss likely opting to bat first to set a formidable target on the scoreboard.

Sydney Weather Forecast

Sydney Weather Forecast
Sydney Weather Forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

The Sydney forecast promises ideal playing conditions, instilling confidence in the anticipation of a highly-promising match. The upcoming battle between the two cricketing powerhouses ensures an uninterrupted and thoroughly captivating sporting spectacle with no looming threat of rain. One can expect a pleasant temperature of around 29 degrees Celsius, complemented by a brisk breeze of 34 km/hr. Additionally, the atmospheric humidity is predicted to remain at a moderate level of 67%.

AUS vs WI, Probable Playing XIs:

Australia: Steve Smith (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Short, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa

West Indies: Justin Greaves, Alick Athanaze, Shai Hope (c/wk), Keacy Carty, Kavem Hodge, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas

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