Cantaro (Trinidad): West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has said his team would find it virtually "impossible" to win against Australia in their two-match Test series in June.

West Indian legend Brian Lara
West Indian legend Brian Lara 

Australia on Tuesday named a powerful 16-man squad for the Tests in Dominica and Jamaica, which will lead into their Ashes defence in England in July and August.

The 50-over World Cup champions will face a West Indies side that has won just five Test series in the past five years — three against Bangladesh and one each against Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

"I think it's going to be tough for us, obviously we're playing the world champions, they're full of confidence, even though it's in another form of the game. In Test cricket, the West Indies tend to struggle a bit," Lara was quoted as saying by on Thursday.

"I think the attrition level is not there. We seem to like the T20, we won that World Cup a couple of World Cups ago. I just think in the Test matches, Australia are going to be virtually impossible to beat," said Lara who has scored 22,358 international runs in a career spanning 17 years.