Omar Khan, the West Indies team operations manager, has urged his side to be competitive against world champions Australia in this month's Test series.
The West Indies drew their two-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-1, and won the One-day International series 2-0 with one match abandoned because of poor weather, and Khan would like to see his side build on this performance.
"We are cognisant of the fact that we are coming up against the world champions Australia," he said.
"We know our position in the rankings and theirs, and the players know what is expected of them in such a tough.
"What I have noticed about the players is that they are maturing and this gives me confidence going into such a tough series."
West Indies are currently encamped in Antigua, where they have been put through their paces under the watchful eye of Australia-born coach John Dyson.
"Since the camp began the players have been put under intense training," Khan said.
"They have done a lot of physicals and are now moving on to some net work.
"They understand that they need to be at their very best to compete against Australia and have accepted that.
"The guys have also been very interactive in the team-building sessions, and this is good for us. What we are trying to achieve is a strong, united bunch and we are well on our way to achieving this."
West Indies will fly into the Jamaica capital on Sunday ahead of the first Test which begins on May 22 at Sabina Park.
This will follow a two-day, practice match involving players from the Antigua Pro Team at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua.
West Indies will also face Australia in Tests in Antigua, starting on May 30, and in Barbados, beginning June 12. The two sides also contest five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 International.
West Indies have not beaten Australia in a Test series in the Caribbean since 1991.