Lara: Australia are going to be impossible to beat


Former West Indies batsman, and captain, Brian Lara believes the West Indies have no chance of beating Australia in a Test series when the Aussies tour the Caribbean later this year.

Australia will play the Windies in a two-match series with the first match starting on 5 June in Dominica, while the second game is scheduled for Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Lara, who played in 131 Test matches and notched up 11 953 runs in the longest format of the game, feels the West Indies are rebuilding their side in the Test-match format and are currently more suited to playing the shortened version of the game.

The 45 year-old Lara told Fox Sports. "I think it's going to be tough for us. Obviously we're playing the world champions, they're full of confidence, even though it's in another form of the game.

"In Test cricket, the West Indies tend to struggle a bit. I think the attrition level is not there.

"We seem to like the T20, we won that World Cup a couple of World Cups ago. I just think in the Test matches, Australia are going to be virtually impossible to beat.

"I would expect a younger team, which lends itself to a bit of failure. But as long as you have your priorities set. If it's rebuilding the team, results really doesn't matter.

"It's about getting the youngsters in, getting them the experience against the best team in the world and moving on."

The West Indies will host England in a three-match Test series starting on the 13 April before the Australians arrive.