Australia and West Indies will take on each other in the first Test of the Australian summer at the Perth Stadium, Perth from November 30, 2022 (Wednesday).
The Aussie summer is here. After a lot of T20s, we are going to be devoured by the nonchalant beauty of Test cricket - slow, and powerful. Australia and West Indies will kick start the summer, contesting for the Frank Worrell Trophy from November 30. Even though Australia’s dominance against the Windies are well documented, could there be a change in fortune? We can’t wait to witness this time as the Optus Stadium decks up for a new morning.
Let's have a peek into the best player betting tips from the AUS vs WI match prediction.
What Steve Smith can do in Test cricket is never in doubt. The best Test batter in the world by a margin, Smith averages 60.00 with the bat in 87 Test matches and his average at home stands at 62.91. Even though he had a temporary blip in 2020, in which he averaged only 18.25 in 3 matches, he quickly recovered from that and scored 53.75 runs per dismissal in 2021 and 49.40 per dismissal in 2022. It must be noted that in the first team innings, his average stands at 74.84 and in the first match innings, it is a stunning beauty of 87.26. Challenge that, will you? For all the talk about dwindling form, the returns have never been in sync with that and hence, you could argue against him all you want but would fail at your pursuit. When the Australian side win the match, Smith, by default, is the biggest contributor, averaging 72.20 and then in drawn games, he averages mind-boggling 96.27. His average of 165.66 in the Frank Worrell Trophy beggars belief, so it would be a crime if you wouldn’t pick him as the main pick for the AUS vs WI encounter. Go to 1XBET, and pick Steve Smith to score a half century in first innings with odds of 2.32 being on offer.
The way Marnus Labuschagne has grown as a batter since the 2019 Ashes has been a story of its own and there is a reason why we could take the benefit of his performance in the forthcoming Frank Worrell Trophy. The Queensland batter has averaged 54.02 in Test cricket and when the team bats first, his average rises to 58.12. In the first team innings, Labuschagne’s average of 68.81 takes the cake. In the first innings also, his dominance is well documented, just like Steve Smith’s record of 78.50, which could be rivaled by his average of 54.72 in the second match innings. Pretty fair. He has a tremendous record in the first match of the series, averaging 60.30 and that is a pretty fair position to assume that Labuschagne is going to have a great match in Perth, come Wednesday. Even though he has never played a match against West Indies, the Aussies are going to be assured by the fact that the Queensland No.3 averages 60.05 at the No.3 position, creating a fantastic base for Steve Smith who would bat at his preferred position of No.4. With 1XBET offering odds of 1.832 for Labuschagne to score over 37.5 runs, one can stay assured that it was never going to be a difficult proposition during this AUS vs WI encounter in Perth.
Here is a bet that has a strong chance of paying dividends. While many have claimed that Starc has massively dwindled as a Test bowler in the last three years - particularly because of his diminishing returns in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy - the reality is he is not too different from the avatar that had once put the fear of gods into the opposition mindset. With 287 career Test wickets, Starc has been a revelation for Australia for a while and that is further reaffirmed by the fact that he has a career average of 27.62. In the ongoing 2022 season, Starc averages 28.60 to go with his average of 27.96 in the 2021-22 season. Against the West Indies, his average of 17.91 is his best against any Test-playing nation and that tells you the kind of player he has always been. Not backing him to do well for the Test starting this Wednesday would be a massive mistake in my opinion. Under Pat Cummins’ leadership, Starc has played nine Tests, averaging a cool 31.46 which in fact seals the deal in his favour. Then what are you waiting for? Go to 1xBet and bet on Starc to take more than 3.5 wickets in this AUS vs WI Perth Test, and this risky bet could yeild you 150% returns on the premium value.
Steve Smith to score a half century in first innings @ 2.32 (1XBET)
Labuschagne to score over 37.5 runs in the first innings @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Mitchell Starc to take over 4.5 wickets @ 2.8 (1XBET)