Australia win toss, elect to bat in third Test at Roseau

Australian coach Mickey Arthur said his side will continue their positive approach, which was highlighted by two sporting declarations made by skipper Michael Clarke in the first two games AFP


By CricketCountry Staff

Roseau: Apr 23, 2012

Australian captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in the third Test at Roseau.

Coach Mickey Arthur vowed his team will go for the West Indies’ jugular in the third and final Test even if their full throttle assault backfires.

Australia have already ensured they will keep the Frank Worrell Trophy they have held for two decades after winning the first Test in Barbados and then seeing the rain-hit second match in Trinidad peter out into a draw.

But Arthur said his side will continue their positive approach, which was highlighted by two sporting declarations made by skipper Michael Clarke in the first two games.

Australia face a selection dilemma after fast bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson were both forced to return home with back injuries.


Teams:

West Indies: Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Carlton Baugh (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul.

Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade (wk), Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc

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