Live Cricket Score: West Indies vs Australia 3rd Test at Roseau - Day one

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

Australia take on West Indies in the third Test at Guyana on Monday. 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.

That means Ryan Harris, man of the match in Barbados before being rested in Port of Spain, may be recalled while left-armer Mitchell Starc could also get the nod if the pitch looks likely to favour pace.

In Trinidad, Australia played two specialist spinners in Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer while paceman Ben Hilfenhaus remains the visitors’ top wicket-taker with eight at an average of under twenty.

For the West Indies, Fidel Edwards, who bowled some excellent spells without luck in Trinidad, has some back soreness.

He was the most successful bowler for the West Indies in the previous Test at Windsor Park.

Ravi Rampaul, who is set to replace him, last played a Test in November 2011. He has been recovering from a bout of dengue fever and a shoulder problem.

West Indies will also be looking to seamer Kemar Roach to keep the pressure on Australia.

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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