Opener David Warner on Monday vowed Australia will show no mercy to the West Indies in this week’s first Test in Hobart after the tourists’ embarrassing warm-up defeat.

The West Indies head into Thursday’s opening Test on the back of a 10-wicket loss to a rookie Cricket Australia Eleven at the weekend, raising doubts about their competitiveness for the three-Test series.

Asked if they would take it easy on the Windies, Australian vice-captain Warner told Sky Sports radio: “Not at all.

The West Indies last won a Test in Australia in 1997, while their last winning series Down Under was in 1992-1993.

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