Wade to make Test debut against Windies

Barbados: Australia’s rookie Matthew Wade will make his Test debut against the West Indies on Saturday, despite being rested from a warm-up match against a West Indies Board XI.

Selectors have confirmed that Wade would play in the first Test against the West Indies, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Peter Nevill will don the gloves in the three-day tour game in Bridgetown, while Michael Beer has been named as 12th man but can bowl for the fixture.

The West Indies squad contains six players with Test experience, including paceman Fidel Edwards, who turned out for Sydney Thunder during the Big Bash League.

Australia: Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Peter Forrest, Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Michael Beer (12th man, can bowl)

WI Board XI: Carlton Baugh (c), Ryan Austin, Nkrumah Bonner, Johnson Charles, Kyle Corbin, Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Delorn Johnson, Nelon Pascal, Kieran Powell, Devon Smith, Devon Thomas