But in a shock move, the national selectors dumped West Australian born-and-bred David Hussey.
Hussey, 35, played a crucial support-act role with centurion Phil Hughes in Hobart just two days ago, to salvage Australia's faltering innings and ultimately tie the series with Sri Lanka, 2-all.
The gutsy all-rounder made 34 in a 98-run partnership with Hughes for the fourth wicket after the Aussies had slumped to 3-97.
Hussey has surprisingly been replaced by his Victorian teammate Aaron Finch, who had been dumped from the Aussies' 50-50 limited overs unit after scores of 16 and four in his only two appearances at the start of the series with Sri Lanka.
Hussey, denied his chance to play at his true home, out for Finch is Australia's only change to a 13-man squad to start the series against the Windies.
Hussey had scores of 60 not out at the MCG on January 11 and then 29, four and one before his important 34 in Hobart, over the five outings against Sri Lanka.
The younger brother of recently-retired superstar Mike Hussey might have paid a heavy price for some run-out mix-ups through the Sri Lanka series.
National chairman of selectors John Inverarity, however, clearly indicated that Hussey's relegation is connected with the all-rounder's age, as planning for Australia's World Cup campaign in 2015 continues.
“Aaron Finch has been included in the squad at the expense of David Hussey. A top four of Warner, Finch, Hughes and Clarke has good balance and the team looks forward to getting better starts than has been the case recently," Inverarity said.
He confirmed that Hussey had been dropped from the squad as selectors "keep an eye" on the future.
Clarke has nursed an on-going hamstring problem through Test and limited-overs action over the past month as well as a twisted ankle in the past week.
The Aussie skipper and ace batsman sprained his ankle a day before the final one-day clash against Sri Lanka in Hobart and missed the game.
Clarke was then able to take a nine-day break in a bid to fully recover in time for a playing return in Perth in the opening clash of a five-match series against the Windies.
Clarke has rejoined the 12-man squad from Hobart.
Australia's squad for the opening two matches of the series in Perth is: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.