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Aussie quicks out to impress

Cave Hill, Barbados – Australia’s fast bowling brigade in the Caribbean is setting itself for a selection battle ahead of the first Digicel Test against the West Indies at Kensington Oval.

Test squad members Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle have arrived in Bridgetown and will join Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson and Ben Hilfenhaus - with the quintet battling for three likely spots in the Test line-up with spinner Nathan Lyon expected to play.

Before leaving Australia, Harris claimed he was behind Pattinson, Siddle and Hilfenhaus in the race for the starting spots.

Ponting wary of Windies

Cave Hill, Barbados – Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has warned his team-mates to not underestimate West Indies ahead of their three-Test Digicel Series.

President’s XI take on Aussies

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - The WICB President’s XI will take on Australia today in a three-day tour match which gets underway at the Three Ws Oval, Barbados.

The President’s XI is being captained by Carlton Baugh and is the sole practice match ahead of the three-Test series which bowls off on Saturday in that country. 

Captain Clarke to face President's men

Cave Hill, Barbados – Australia captain Michael Clarke expects to play in the three-day tour match against the WICB President’s XI as he continues to manage his hamstring injury.

Clarke has not played since injuring his right hamstring during Australia’s second One-Day final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide last month, missing the five-match One-Day series against the West Indies in the Caribbean.

WICB President lauds fighting spirit

St John’s Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has lauded the West Indies Team for their fight and tenacity in the recent matches against Australia. In a message to the team, Dr Julian Hunte, President of the WICB, said it was pleasing to see the exciting brand of cricket the Windies played in the Digicel One-Day Series and the Digicel T20 Series. He urged the players to adopt the same approach in the upcoming Digicel Test Series.

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