<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Andre Russell confident of good performance against Australia" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130128092319.jpg" title="Andre Russell confident of good performance against Australia" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Andre Russell said top teams like Australia motivate him to do better © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Canberra: Jan 28, 2013<br /> </strong><br /> Exciting <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> all-rounder Andre Russell is champing at the bit to face <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>, and says he is backing himself to execute against the former World Champions.<br /> <br /> Russell, along with the <a href="/tags/Darren-Sammy/post" target="_blank">Darren Sammy</a>-led West Indies side, arrived on Saturday following 28 hours of travel from the Caribbean.<br /> <br /> The West Indies will play the Aussies in five-match One-Day International series and a one-off Twenty20, beginning Feb 1 in Perth.<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UICXTDXVxZU?feature=oembed" width="628"></iframe><br /> <br /> The last time Russell faced Australia in ODIs, he was on top of his game with bat and ball, helping the West Indies to a 2-2 verdict in the five-match series in the Caribbean last year.<br /> <br /> With those memories still fresh, the athletic Jamaican is hoping he can once again have a say in the outcome of the series.<br /> <br /> "It boosts my confidence playing against top teams such as Australia. It boosts me as a player," Russell said on arrival.<br /> <br /> "I am looking forward to doing well again against Australia. I've gotten some good scores against them and put on a crucial partnership with Sammy but we couldn't get the job done the way we would've liked to get it done in that game."<br /> <br /> "I've got a few four-wicket hauls against them so I'm looking forward to at least getting a five this time and boost my career a bit."<br /> <br /> In that Caribbean outing, Russell came alive in the third game with the series locked at 1-1, punching a cameo 37 from 42 balls in a 64-run, seventh wicket stand with Carlton Baugh, as the contest ended in a dramatic tie.<br /> <br /> His near run-a-ball 34 and two-wicket haul in the fourth game saw Windies to victory but his 33-ball 41 - in a century stand with Sammy - and four wickets were not enough to save the hosts from defeat in the final game.<br /> <br /> Though it will be his first time playing in Australia, Russell said he expected conditions to be favourable.<br /> <br /> "I'm looking forward to doing my best in Australia. There will be bouncy weeks and I hope it pleases the way I play in terms of bowling and batting so I am looking forward to a good series," said the 24-year-old, who bowls a brisk right-arm medium pace.<br /> <br /> The West Indies will open the tour with a one-day encounter against a Prime Minister's XI Tuesday, and Russell said doing well in that game would be important for the team as it would set the tone for the series.<br /> <br /> "It is very important to get a good start and see what happens from there. It will be good to get rid of the jet lag as soon as possible," Russell pointed out.