Sydney: Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said his teammates aren’t satisfied with two consecutive series draws against West Indies, and are looking forward to end the Caribbean tour on a high with a series win in the Test matches.
The one-day series between Australia and the Windies ended in a 2-2 draw, whereas the two-match Twenty20 series also ended in a 1-1 stalemate, after the home team clinched the final T20 by 14-runs at Kensington, Oval on Friday.
Bailey believes those staying on for the three-Test series beginning at Kensington Oval on April 7, will do their best to annul the Windies` fighting spirit, and come home with something definitive for their efforts.
“I know there`re some boys in our one-day and Twenty20 camps who`d be pretty keen to actually win a series over here. It doesn`t sit well with us to come over here and draw two series,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bailey, as saying.
“They`ll be keen to certainly do that and I know the energy and the freshness of the guys coming in who are just playing the Test series will be a great thing as well,” he added.
Australia will begin their preparations for the Test series with a three-day tour match against a West Indies Cricket Board president`s XI in Bridgetown starting on Monday.
The game will be a crucial one for Test squad members such as Ed Cowan, David Warner, Matthew Wade and James Pattinson, who are all preparing for their first Test series overseas.