The first Test against the West Indies will take place at Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday.
The Australians will focus on the lengthier format of cricket with a two-game series against the Caribbean in November and December after playing a lot of T20 and ODI cricket in recent months.
The West Indies will be led by stars like Jason Holder and Kraigg Braithwaite.
West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder says Tagenarine Chanderpaul has earned a Test debut against Australia on Wednesday.
Tagenarine, the son of 164-Test legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, was impressive against the PM’s XI last week, scoring a ton followed by a half-century to earn player-of-the-match honours.
Holder refused to compare Chanderpaul to his famous father and said the 26-year-old deserved a spot in the XI.
“I don’t want to compare him to his dad, you know, they’re two completely different people,” Holder said.
“He obviously batted really well in the last game and I would expect him to play. I’m looking forward to (seeing) really good things from him. I think he played really well, he showed really good balance – both on the front and back foot.
“Looking forward to seeing what he can bring to this team.”
West Indies have not won a Test in Australia since 1997 and face a formidable fast bowling unit on what looms as a quick wicket at Optus Stadium.