Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann has called on his misfiring middle-order batsmen to find top gear during the upcoming three-match Test series against the inexperienced West Indies side.Referring to the lack of contribution from middle-order batsmen in the just concluded series against New Zealand, Lehmann said that he would like to see them score more runs and put their mark on the competition, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Lehmann also insisted that Australia couldn’t take the tourists lightly as West Indies have got a good bowling attack. Australia will take on West Indies in the first Test in Hobart next Thursday. ALSO READ:West Indies struggle vs Cricket Australia XI in rain-hit tour match

West Indies skipper Jason Holder on arriving had said that his side can win the upcoming Test series against Australia if they analyse and exploit the weaknesses of inexperienced middle-order batsmen. The 24-year-old said that his side would also try to put pressure on the players, who are looking for their way back into the side, Sport24 reported. Holder insisted that his side needed to play aggressive cricket and head into the series with a lot of belief to win. Describing the Australian side as `pretty hard`, the right-handed batsman said that they have to remain confident before opposition’s bowlers. ALSO READ: Sunil Narine backed by West Indies Cricket Board after facing ban for illegal action

Earlier, Caribbean great Richie Richardson on Tuesday urged the maligned West Indian tourists to back themselves and take on Australia in the coming three-Test series. The Windies are a pale imitation of their glory days a quarter of a century ago and have been largely written off by the pundits as they embark on their tour of Australia. The West Indies, last won a Test in Australia in 1997 and last won a series Down Under in 1992-93.