Australia have their eyes on recovering the top Test positioning as they begin holding the Frank Worrell Trophy against the disheartened West Indies in Saturday's second Test in Melbourne. The Australians lie third on the ICC Test stepping stool, behind South Africa and India. On the off chance that South Africa lose their four-Test arrangement with England which starts on Boxing Day then Australia will snatch top spot on the off chance that they can clear the West Indies arrangement 3-0. That looks on the cards after the Windies were whipped by an innings and 212 keeps running inside three days in the first Test in Hobart. They last won a Test in Australia very nearly 18 years back. FULL SOCRECARD: Australia versus West Indies, first Test at Hobart
Jason Holder's West Indies have been pilloried as one of the most noticeably awful visiting groups to head Down Under as of late and have attempted to be focused in all their visit amusements, even against humble resistance. "We know we have a major Test arrangement here, then against New Zealand, to accomplish the most obvious status," Australia bad habit commander David Warner said. "Things need to play into our hands also with South Africa's arrangement against England. We have a difficult task nearby, we will probably be number one in every one of the three configurations." The dashing opener demanded lack of concern would not be an issue for Australia, in spite of the West Indies being compelled to take after on in Hobart.
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"It did appear as though they did make a cursory effort when we were batting on that (first) day, when we batted enormous," Warner said. "Be that as it may, it's another amusement. We're all started up and prepared to go." The home side could roll out two improvements with Usman Khawaja anticipated that would come back from missing the last two Tests with hamstring inconvenience, while newcomer Scott Boland might get his chance as a substitution for harmed paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile. Perused: James Pattinson's fifer offers Australia some assistance with thrashing West Indies by innings and 212 keeps running in first Test at Hobart
Khawaja has been sidelined since scoring 174 and 121 in the initial two Tests against New Zealand a month ago and demonstrated his wellness with a dangerous 109 off 70 balls in the Big Bash League Twenty20 arrangement a weekend ago.
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The arrival of Pakistan-conceived Khawaja is relied upon to be to the detriment of either Joe Burns or Shaun Marsh, who hit his most noteworthy Test score of 182 as Khawaja's substitution in Hobart. Darren Bravo, one of the Caribbean voyagers' few sparkling lights amid the first Test, demands his side will be vastly improved arranged for the Melbourne Cricket Ground show-stopper on Boxing Day. Bravo top scored with 108 in the West Indies' first innings, while opener Kraigg Brathwaite contributed 94 after Australia captain Steve Smith implemented the take after on.
"When you're not scoring runs it's generally hard to lift yourself up," Bravo said. "Be that as it may, I trust the folks have that kind of versatility in them. We've scored universal hundreds as of now, we've demonstrated we are unquestionably fit for playing at this level. The folks are truly available. We're truly pumped up … we're vastly improved arranged and we're anticipating it."
The West Indies are considering reviewing leg spinner Devendra Bishoo after he asserted two wickets against a Victoria XI a weekend ago. "He knocked down some pins better," mentor Phil Simmons said. "There was significantly more drive in his conveyances and everything like that