Having already lost the series, Australia managed to salvage some pride in the 4th T20I, albeit only just. The thrilling match had everything from big hitting, impressive bowling and last-over drama, following which the Aussies came out on top.
But truth be told, Australia still have a certain areas they need to improve. For instance, they were cruising at 126-1 at one stage but still only managed 189-6, thanks to their middle-order failing to capitalize once again and struggling against the bowling of Hayden Walsh Jr in particular.
Dan Christian did impress late in the innings but the middle-order unit has yet to do anything of note in the series.
Riley Meredith was expensive for Australia late in the game and nearly lost them the match. If he is taken out of the side, one of AJ Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar could be an option as replacement. Meanwhile, Ben McDermott and Ashton Agar are reportedly carrying injuries and that could mean another chance for Josh Philippe in the middle-order.
West Indies lost the fourth T20I but they were the favourites to win at various stages of the game, especially after the start provided by Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis, and then the late innings heroics of Fabian Allen.
It wouldn’t bother them too much as the series was already in the bag and they were resting some of the regulars, including Dwayne Bravo.
A cause of concern for the hosts must be the number of runs conceded by Oshane Thomas and Akeal Hosein, who were collectively bled for 71 runs in their five overs.
Another player who should be concerned is Andre Fletcher who has failed in a series his team and teammates have won at a canter. His World Cup place could be in doubt if he fails to improve soon.
One man who could return to the playing eleven is Bravo, who has had his rest. Kieron Pollard, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy and Shimron Hetymer, however, are nursing injuries and their status is ambiguous.