West Indies captain Darren Sammy is highly confident ahead of the five-match one-day series against Australia, and says his players are ready to attack after getting their eyes in during the Caribbean T20.
Australia are coming off a 2-2 series draw against Sri Lanka, where they looked less impressive than would have been hoped, while the Windies players have been hard at work in their domestic T20 competition.
Sammy is also pleased about playing the first two matches at the WACA in Perth, where the heat and fast track will suit his players well, before they move to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
The popular captain said: "We are going down there confident and we are ready to play the game very, very hard. We expect Australia to come at us and we are not going to sit back and let it happen.
"We are going to play the game in the true spirit that it should be played in, but yet still we are going to play it very, very tough."
He continued: "The good thing for us is that we have been playing matches. Most if not all the guys in the squad have been playing in the Caribbean T20 and so we are match ready.
"Going down to Australia to similar conditions like we experience in St Lucia is good for the team. We are going down there and continue that one-day series we had in the Caribbean where the scores were level at 2-2. We are going out there to finish business down in Australia."
The skipper also discussed the return of batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan who has been out of the side for more than a year after a falling-out with the WICB. He took them to court and won after they said he was not committed to training hard enough.
Sammy said it was water under the bridge now, saying: "Sarwan will be an integral part in the team like he has been when he is in the squad. Sarwan I think is equally capable to go out there and fill in that number three position.
"People may say he has not been scoring runs, but I believe he can turn it around in Australia and the confidence that the selectors have shown could even motivate him to do well for himself and for the West Indies people."