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Australia opening batsman David Warner has made it clear that the Baggy Greens will show no mercy during their upcoming Test series against the West Indies.
Australia whitewashed the West Indies 2-0 in their Test series in the Caribbean earlier this year and Warner revealed that his side will be targeting another whitewash in the forthcoming three-Test series.
“Not at all. We have to come out and execute our skills as well as we can,” Warner said when asked if the Baggy Greens will take it easy against the West Indies. “As a batting unit we know they are going to come real hard in the first session.
“They did that when we were in the West Indies, they got early wickets against us. We had to play the sensible game of playing straight but that was for the conditions over there.
“Conditions here are a little bit in favour of the batsmen – you can actually play your shots.”
The West Indies’ tour has already gotten off to a bad start as they were beaten by 10 wickets by a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day practice match in Brisbane.
However, Warner knows that it would be a mistake to underestimate the West Indies, especially their pace duo of Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach as they caused him numerous problems when Australia were in the Caribbean.
“It will be interesting to see what lengths they bowl,” he said. “I know Jerome Taylor likes to bowl it full because he likes to swing the ball. A high percentage of his wickets are caught behind – that’s something we have to take notice of.
“And Kemar Roach is a very good bowler, he swings them away, sort of angles it into the right-handers. We will have to be on top of our game.”