Lyon: I enjoyed watching England lose

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is looking forward to the series against the West Indies, confident of doing well, having watched the recent series in the Caribbean featuring England.

England lost the third Test against the Windies to draw the series, and Lyon says he rather enjoyed watching his Ashes opponents, who the Aussies will face after their Windies series, lose some traction.

He said before departing Australia: "When you're playing against those two teams you automatically have an interest in watching and seeing how they're going.

"Definitely watched it, and enjoyed seeing England lose (the third Test) to be honest!"

He added of the Windies' renewed confidence after a tough 2014: "It’s another challenge for me, but it’s an awesome tour to be a part of, especially leading into an Ashes series.

"It’s going to be a tough tour, especially after the West Indies drew the series with England.

"They'll be flying over there but we're looking forward to it. I'm sick of lifting weights and doing laps

"I'm ready to go and looking forward to getting on the plane and getting over to the West Indies to start this Test tour in a good way and lead into an Ashes series."