Aussie team looking for WACA crowd support
Aussie team looking for WACA crowd support

Australian fast bowler Clint McKay says the one-day side is hoping for a frenzied WACA crowd to get behind them in their series opener against West Indies on Friday.

The Australian team arrived in Perth today ahead of two one-day internationals against the West Indies at the WACA Ground this Friday and Sunday, the first of a five-game series.

Fresh from a disappointing draw against Sri Lanka, McKay said the side was feeling confident and ready to end the summer on a good note.

"It did hurt a little bit… but we played beautifully down in Hobart to draw the (Sri Lanka) series two all," he said.

"Going into the last game that was all we could achieve and we got the job done so that gives us a bit more momentum coming into this series."

McKay said one element working in their favour was the West Australian crowds, who gained notoriety during the Perth Scorchers' late run towards this season's T20 Big Bash final.

After seeing the influence of a vocal supporter group during his time with the Melbourne Stars, he said he was looking forward to the Perth crowd being on his side this time.

"It's always a fantastic crowd over here in Western Australia," he said.

"They supported the Scorchers beautifully and got them to the final so we're hopeful they can all get on board us."

Victorian quick James Faulkner has been brought into the side to replace Moises Hernriques, who injured his finger bowling for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield at the weekend.

The West Australian

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