Aussies announce strong Test squad for the upcoming West Indies Test Series, Marcus Harris returns

Australia have announced their squad for the upcoming Test Series against the West Indies.

The team led by Pat Cummins will have 13 players in the squad while they will try to keep their top spot intact with the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) soon approaching.

Australia are currently top with 70 win percent points while West Indies languish sixth in the tale with just 50 win percent points.

Australia have recalled opener Marcus Harris to their squad for their upcoming two-Test series against the West Indies at home.

Pace bowlers Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson as well as leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson the names missing from the squad.

The 13-player squad named by Australia on Tuesday is similar to the one that claimed the Ashes over England at the start of the year, with Harris’ inclusion warranted according to selection chair George Bailey.

“After some larger squads for the sub-continent tours over the winter, we have returned to a very similar squad to that which performed strongly last summer in comprehensively winning the Ashes,” Bailey said.

“Marcus Harris retains his place after continuing to perform for Gloucestershire in the English County competition and a strong start to the Sheffield Shield season.”

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas

Nov 17-19: ACT/NSW XI v Windies, Canberra – Nov 23-26: PM’s XI v Windies, Canberra (day-night) – Nov 30 – Dec 4: First Test, Perth Stadium – Dec 8-12: Second Test, Adelaide Oval(day-night)

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