Australia captain Pat Cummins has confirmed his team’s playing XI that will take the field in the first Test against the West Indies in Perth on Wednesday, November 30.
Scott Boland, who was the star performer for Australia during the Ashes this year, couldn’t find a place in the starting XI as Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood complete the three-man pace attack.
Among the batters, veteran opener David Warner and Usman Khawaja remain at the top, with left-hander Marcus Harris missing out despite being called up for the two-match series.
In order to make their position strong to reach the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship final, Australia have to beat the West Indies.
Australia are currently at the second place in the ICC World Test Championship standings while the West Indies are in the sixth position.
Australia’s playing XI for the Perth Test:
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
Perth Weather forecast
- Wednesday: 35, partly cloudy (0% chance)
- Thursday, 25, partly cloudy (10% chance)
- Friday: 27, cloud clearing (0% chance)
- Saturday: 29, mostly sunny (5% chance)
- Sunday: 30, mostly sunny (10% chance)