Andrew McGlashan

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo

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Australia beat challenging conditions and circumstances in series of incremental gains
Australia beat challenging conditions and circumstances in series of incremental gains

Captaincy audition goes well for Alex Carey as victory sealed with big names missing

Kurtis Patterson hopes New South Wales captaincy aids batting revival
Kurtis Patterson hopes New South Wales captaincy aids batting revival

He felt something click in the Sheffield Shield final and is aiming to build on that this season

Kieron Pollard: Pitches 'absolutely ridiculous, unacceptable for international cricket'
Kieron Pollard: Pitches 'absolutely ridiculous, unacceptable for international cricket'

"It goes back even to our regional cricket as well. I think as a whole we need to do better," he added.

Matthew Wade backs up Australia's bowlers to secure series victory
Matthew Wade backs up Australia's bowlers to secure series victory

Ashton Agar was impressive on his return while Mitchell Starc claimed another three wickets

Battle between two uncertain batting line-ups with series on the line
Battle between two uncertain batting line-ups with series on the line

Australia are likely to include a second frontline spinner for the decider

Aaron Finch faces knee surgery as uncertainty over T20 World Cup captaincy looms
Aaron Finch faces knee surgery as uncertainty over T20 World Cup captaincy looms

CA optimistic Finch, who was ruled out of the remainder of Australia's West Indies and Bangladesh tours, will be fit in time for the world tournament

Kieron Pollard frustrated despite victory: 'We don't like to do things the easy way'
Kieron Pollard frustrated despite victory: 'We don't like to do things the easy way'

The West Indies captain thought Australia should have been held to around 120

West Indies-Australia ODI suspended after positive Covid test emerges moments before play
West Indies-Australia ODI suspended after positive Covid test emerges moments before play

Players, match officials and TV crew will now be isolated in the hotel and retested

Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder earn West Indies series-leveling victory
Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder earn West Indies series-leveling victory

Australia slumped to 45 for 6 with Akeal Hosein taking three quick wickets

West Indies batting must adapt to tricky conditions to keep series alive
West Indies batting must adapt to tricky conditions to keep series alive

Australia will wait to assess the fitness of Aaron Finch but Alex Carey made a good start as stand-in

Steven Smith 'building up nicely' in cautious rehab from elbow injury
Steven Smith 'building up nicely' in cautious rehab from elbow injury

Smith has been battling the problem for much of the year and is currently part of New South Wales' pre-season

Covid could threaten Cricket Australia's hopes of full domestic season
Covid could threaten Cricket Australia's hopes of full domestic season

All competitions have been scheduled in full with the Sheffield Shield due to start late September

Mitchell Starc's five blows West Indies away to give Alex Carey winning start
Mitchell Starc's five blows West Indies away to give Alex Carey winning start

West Indies slumped to 27 for 6 as Starc and Hazlewood did the early damage and never recovered enough

Australia A-England A series to run alongside Women's Ashes
Australia A-England A series to run alongside Women's Ashes

There has been a push to expand the WNCL but the tournament will remain 29 games for next season

Chance for West Indies to keep weakened Australia under pressure
Chance for West Indies to keep weakened Australia under pressure

Kieron Pollard did not confirm whether he would be fit but Jason Holder is expected to return

Alex Carey to captain Australia after Aaron Finch ruled out
Alex Carey to captain Australia after Aaron Finch ruled out

Finch's knee injury will be assessed on a day to day basis during the series

Phil Simmons wants West Indies' ODI top order to keep pushing themselves
Phil Simmons wants West Indies' ODI top order to keep pushing themselves

The coach is eager for hundreds to become bigger so the team is able to post 300-plus scores frequently

Australians in the T20 Blast: Josh Inglis and Marnus Labuschagne the shining lights
Australians in the T20 Blast: Josh Inglis and Marnus Labuschagne the shining lights

The group stage of the Vitality Blast has been completed (with some Covid-19 disruption) and here's a round-up of how the Australian contingent went

Australia to monitor Aaron Finch's knee injury ahead of ODI series
Australia to monitor Aaron Finch's knee injury ahead of ODI series

The visitors are already without many players who would make up their usual ODI top order

Adam Zampa: Facing West Indies 'pretty daunting, but so much fun'
Adam Zampa: Facing West Indies 'pretty daunting, but so much fun'

The legspinner's 2 for 20 was a key part of Australia's victory in the fourth game