Oz likely to field two spinners for Barbados Test against Windies

Melbourne: Australia is likely to field two spinners in the first Test against West Indies in Barbados, taking into account the slow wickets in the West Indies.

"The wickets look really slow and have spun as much as any wickets around the world. We always talk about spin in India and Sri Lanka but the wicket in St Vincent ... that`s as much as I`ve seen the ball spin and bounce for a long time. If conditions are like what we`ve seen in the one-dayers, then it`s something we definitely need to consider,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Australian skipper Michael Clarke, as saying.

Clarke expressed confidence in Australian spinners, Michael Beer and Nathan Lyon.

"They`re two very good spinners who have great control. I`ve seen them both throughout the Australian summer bowl very early in an innings, so they can control the new ball as well. From what I`ve seen in the one-dayers, I think they`ll both be a handful,” he added.

While he admits Australia has not been at its best in the one-day series, Clarke said it would take some players time to adjust to the Caribbean conditions.

"I would like to have won every game but conditions have been tough. It`s a lot different from what we`ve been facing in Australia. It`s been a great experience for guys who haven`t been to the West Indies before,” Clarke said.

"We`ve got plenty of time plus we`ve got a three-day tour game before the first Test and we will be 100 per cent ready to go for that first Test match,” he added.


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