Steve Smith is set to become the opener for the Australian Test team, with selectors expected to announce their squad for the upcoming series against the West Indies. Despite this expected announcement, the selectors may choose to keep fans and the West Indies guessing by not confirming who will open alongside Usman Khawaja.
Cameron Green is expected to be in the lineup, with the door being open for him to play his first Test for Australia in place of retired opener David Warner. It is likely that Scott Boland and Lance Morris will be included in the squad as back-up fast bowlers, while Marcus Harris could be selected as a spare batter.
Marnus Labuschagne, who had been considered as a potential option to open, expressed confidence in the potential change and stated that if Smith does get the nod, he is sure that he will do a good job. Labuschagne also praised Cameron Green’s abilities, stating that he has all the attributes to succeed at Test level.
It seems that the selectors are focused on getting the best six batters in the country in the Test team, with the anticipation of a new lineup that includes Steve Smith as the opener.