A strong all-round display from, Glenn Maxwell, helped Australia beat England by 112-run margin to clinch the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series title on Sunday.
The scoreline in the final may not suggest it, but England have made progress in Australia. However, their death bowling and Ravi Bopara's role at No. 6 remain significant concerns ahead of the World Cup
The world hoped he knew how to pace an innings, but hadn't seen it. He knew he had it in him to pace an innings, but hadn't shown it. The stage was all set for Glenn Maxwell to shine in the tri-series final
James Faulkner's participation in the World Cup has come under a cloud after he walked off midway in his third over with what seemed like a side strain
Australia have continued to persist with George Bailey despite modest returns. He undoubtedly brings leadership to the table, but can the team find the right balance with him, Steven Smith and Michael Clarke all in the same side?
A confident and settled Australia have set themselves a target of 12 straight wins starting from the Hobart ODI against England, and are waiting to unleash Mitchell Johnson on the same opponents in the triangular series final
James Taylor's industrious 82 from 122 balls helped England beat India by three wickets to make the final of the Carlton Mid Tri-series against Australia on Sunday.
MS Dhoni has dropped strong hints that in order to strengthen their batting India might play with just the four frontline bowlers in the World Cup, with Stuart Binny having to fill in as the third seam bowler
After a long, winless tour of Australia, India have big fitness issues facing them
Mitchell Johnson is ready for his first match in more than a month after a much-needed rest period over January
While he is not by any means untouchable anymore, Michael Clarke is still an aggressive, adaptable batsman, Australia's best slip fielder, and crucially, their most proactive leader
England made heavy weather of a small target on a WACA pitch of yore, making their way to the final against Australia on Sunday and keeping India winless on their tour of Australia
Thanks to James Taylor and Jos Buttler, and a place in the tri-nations final against Australia in Perth, England feel like World Cup contenders again
MS Dhoni the lethal, calculated finisher has gone missing of late; maybe it's time he took the pressure off himself and batted higher up the order, in order to regain his last-overs mojo ahead of the World Cup knockouts
Australia are spoilt for choice in the fast-bowling department when it comes to the World Cup, and Josh Hazlewood's return just before the tournament has added to the happy headache
Stuart Broad is coming off a long break from one-day internationals in Australia and is so far wicketless in three matches but is not concerned and believes England have a strong attack forming
Rohit Sharma, who has been out with soreness in his hamstring, underwent a fitness test in the Perth heat, which means India are desperate to get him back on the park as soon as possible without risking his World Cup prospects
England have beaten India once in this triangular series on a pitch that had some extra bounce. They saw the BBL semi-final played at the WACA and the bounce they saw here has excited them
The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup
The revolving-door nature of Australia's ODI captaincy had not impacted the team too much, according to George Bailey, due to a collaborative approach
India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup
Mitchell Johnson sought to regain the pace he has been missing for much of this summer in a private bowling session at the SCG nets on Saturday evening, to help Australia's coaches gauge his readiness for an immediate return to the team in Monday's ODI ag
Steven Smith's unbeaten 95-ball 102 helped Australia narrowly beat England, by three wickets, with one ball remaining, in the fourth ODI of the Carlton Mid Tri-series played in Hobart on Friday.
England captain Eoin Morgan denied he was distracted by the blackmail attempt against him in the lead-up to his side's comfortable defeat in the triangular series match in Hobart.
MS Dhoni has his own issues to sort out here in Australia. The big ones right now are the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja