Australian batsman Michael Clarke departed for the West Indies on Friday after delaying his trip to the Caribbean for family reasons.
Clarke said he was eager to resume his cricketing duties after missing the first Test. He had stayed in Australia to be with his fiancee following the death of her father.
"I'm feeling good and I'm feeling fresh, so I'm as keen as mustard," he told reporters. "I've had a lot of time to make sure I'm fit and healthy."
Clarke said he did not assume he would play in the second Test starting in Antigua on May 30, noting the good recent form of recalled batsmen Simon Katich and Brad Hodge.
"If you miss a game like me, unfortunately at the moment there's somebody else who will take your place and do very well," Clarke said. "The selectors have a very hard job, it will be interesting to see."