The West Indies have had little success in cricket’s shortest form of late, but veteran Jason Holder says this won’t diminish the Test team’s ambitions for the two-game series against Australia that begins on Wednesday (30 November). The Caribbean side lost to both Ireland and Scotland in the preliminary stages of the 2022 World Cup Twenty20 in Australia at the end of October. Those losses prevented the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016 from qualifying for the main draw.
Coach Phil Simmons has stepped down and Australia’s two Tests – the second a day-night match to begin in Adelaide on December 8 – will be his last in charge. Holder says the Test team is heading in the opposite direction – unbeaten this year with series wins at home to Bangladesh and England.
“If you look at the core of this test team, it’s been together for the last five or six years, which is very important,” Holder told Australian Associated Press of Perth, Western Australia, the site of the first test. “Compared to the other (West Indian) sides, there’s probably a bit more chopping and changing. Our focus right now is test cricket. We have left the Twenty20 World Cup behind us and are trying to focus on that.”
Five players are on the Test team that played in the T20 team, including fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.
Here’s everything you need to know about Australia vs West Indies first Test…
When does the first test match between Australia and New Zealand start?
The first test match between Australia and New Zealand kicks off on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:50am IST. The toss takes place 30 minutes before.
Where will the first test match between Australia and New Zealand take place?
The first test match between Australia and New Zealand will take place at WACA Stadium, Perth.
Where can you watch the Australia v New Zealand first test match on TV in India?
The first test match between Australia and New Zealand will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network.
Where can you live stream the first test match between Australia and New Zealand in India?
The first test match between Australia and New Zealand will be streamed live via the SonyLiv app and website.
Australia: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamrah Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales