Australia v West Indies in 2022/23 – Almanack report

Australia v West Indies in 2022/23 – Almanack report

The West Indies toured Australia in 2022/23 for two Test matches, a series Australia swept 2-0 to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Lewis Cameron’s report originally appeared in the 2023 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Test matches (2): Australia 2 (24pts), West Indies 0 (0pts)

In the end, the most trouble the Australians had getting their hands on the Frank Worrell Trophy came at the pre-series photoshoot. The ground staff in Perth needed bolt cutters to open the padlock on the case it had been enclosed in since it had last been contested, in 2015/16; nobody could remember the combination. The cricket that followed did little to disprove the notion that this was a forgotten rivalry.

Two uncompetitive Tests highlighted the vast disparity between the sides. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne scored more runs than the entire West Indian top seven, while Nathan Lyon took 12 wickets

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