Aussies win toss, batting vs WI in third Test

ROSEAU, Dominica – Australia won the toss and chose to bat against West Indies on the opening day of the third and final Digicel Test on Monday at Windsor Park.

For the Windies, Ravi Rampaul comes in to play his first match of the series, replacing fellow fast bowler Fidel Edwards, whose stiff back has put him on the sidelines.

For Australia, Ryan Harris and left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc have replaced left-arm spinner Michael Beer and fast bowler James Pattinson, who has returned home to seek treatment on a stiff back.

West Indies trail 0-1 in the series, following a three-wicket defeat in the first Digicel Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados, and a draw in the second Digicel Test at Queen’s Park Oval, which meant that Australia would retain the Frank Worrell Trophy, symbol of supremacy between the two sides.

The Windies are still in the hunt for their first Test win over the Aussies in nine years.


WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicketkeeper), Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul

AUSTRALIA: Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc

UMPIRES: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Tony Hill (New Zealand)

TV UMPIRE: Ian Gould (England)

MATCH REFEREE: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

RESERVE UMPIRE: Peter Nero (Trinidad & Tobago/West Indies)

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 05:39