Australia are still a work in progress, but they have managed to forge a 1-0 lead with one Test to play in part to their renowned never say die attitude, but also due to Michael Clarke's attacking captaincy and Darren Sammy's side for their habit of having a poor session when ahead or level in the game.
But as Clarke acknowledged last week, his hosts have been severely weakened by several West Indian players putting a domestic league in India over the chance to beat Australia in a home Test series.
This is the topic of our column for All Out Cricket this week, and before we get accused of heresy it is not intended to be a dig at the IPL. Read West Indies v IPL: Cricket's Crucial Contest and let us know what you think.
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