West Indies arrived in Brisbane yesterday, to begin preparation for their three-Test series against Australia starting next month.

The squad, led by captain Jason Holder, will engage in a five-day camp at the Allan Border Field before taking on a young Cricket Australia Eleven in a four-day game starting on Wednesday at the same venue.

A significant presence in the squad is that of head coach Phil Simmons who missed the recent Test and limited overs tour of Sri Lanka because of suspension.

For the Caribbean side, the highlight of the series will be the Boxing Day second Test in Melbourne, as they have not had the courtesy of being part of this historic fixture in 15 years.

West Indies will play the opening Test in Hobart starting December 10th and the third Test in Sydney, starting in the New Year, and are expected to face a tough assignment against the powerful Aussies.

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