Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris starred in the 1st Test. Image courtesy of foxsports.com.au
After winning the 1st Test in the final hour against the West Indies last week, Australia will be looking to wrap up a series win when the 2nd Test starts in Trinidad on Sunday night. Michael Clarke’s side has now won seven of their past eight five day matches and should name the same side that was successful in Barbados, although the batting is still of some concern. Ed Cowan is probably the player under most pressure, with the opening batsman averaging less than 30 in 2012. Shane Watson’s return to the team means that he needs to score some runs or his place will be under threat.
The West Indies have added offspinner Shane Shillingford to their squad that went so close to pulling off a famous win last week. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the only player to score a century in that match and will again be the player expected to score the bulk of the runs for the inexperienced hosts.
As the current holders, Australia can retain the Frank Worrell trophy with a Draw in the 2nd Test, but eleven of the past twelve Test matches as this venue have produced a result.
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