Australia finish off home tri-series against India and Sri Lanka and in less than a month, they'll be landing in Caribbean for a full tour of West Indies, playing a series of five one day internationals, two twenty20s and then three test matches..
In recent times, it's been a preferred method of Cricket Australia to play the shortest versions before they indulge into tests on an overseas tour, allowing their players adjust to new conditions and do their best in toughest format.
Arnos Vale cricket stadium in Kingstown in St Vincent in Windward islands, which was built back in 1981, has only hosted 20 ODI and 2 tests so far but since it's renovation during world cup 2007, WICB has been keen on hosting matches here. Aussies kick off their tour here with first two one dayers before moving to Beausejour cricket ground in St Lucia for final two where first t20 will also be played while second is at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Aussies play a 3 day practice game before the first test at Barbados, second in Trinidad and Tobago and 3rd at Guyana.
Fact : Australia have not lost a test match to Australia since St Johns in Antigua back in May 2003. They've won 5 tests at home and drawn once while beating Windies in West Indies twice and drawing once.