Without a number of their big guns, this was a series for Australia’s fringe players to make a statement.
Unfortunately, only one player finished the series with their stocks up: Mitch Marsh.
Worryingly, Australia’s middle order still looks brittle and the potential of a collapse looks likely at every moment while the bowling still looks suspect.
Mitchell Starc finally found some form at the end of the series, but no-one put their hand up for the third quick spot, while Adam Zampa’s leg spin couldn’t turn the series in the tourists’ favour.
Here are our player ratings from the five match T20 series in the West Indies, which was claimed by the home side 4-1.
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