selector Mark Waugh supports the idea of moving Peter Nevill ahead of Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images
Selector Mark Waugh supports the idea of moving Peter Nevill ahead of Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images

Madrid: Australian batting great and present selector Mark Waugh supports the idea of moving Peter Nevill ahead of Mitchell Marsh in the batting order for the first Test here against the West Indies which starts from December 10. Waugh, part of Australia’s four-man selection panel, said Marsh coming down the order could help him play with more freedom. “If you bat him (Marsh) at seven it might just free him up a little bit. He won’t have that pressure of justifying his spot as a batsman at No.6 so I think he’ll free up a bit,” Waugh was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Thursday. “And I think Nevill is good enough to bat at six. His technique is excellent. I don’t think a keeper has to bat seven. It’s not in the rule book, is it?” ALSO READ: Peter Nevill should aim to surpass Adam Gilchrist, says Rod Marsh

The West Indies trailed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI by two runs on Thursday as they struggled to make an impression in their opening Australian tour match in Brisbane. At the close on the second day in the four-day game, CA XI, featuring six first-class debutants, were 245 for four after dismissing the Caribbean tourists for 243. In what will be a concern heading into the first Test against Australia in Hobart next week, a near full-strength West Indies team was mastered by modest opposition.