Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has backed his teammate Glenn Maxwell to play a crucial role for the side in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. Marsh was full of praise for Maxwell after the latter starred in Australia’s win over India in the third and final ODI in Rajkot.
Glenn Maxwell finished with excellent figures of 4/40 as Australia registered a comfortable 66-run win, thereby, denying India a series whitewash.
“It was a great spell. He came back after having not played much cricket for the last (few) months. It was great to see him back. It is the energy that Maxi brings to the team, his presence, and the balance that he gives us,” Mitchell Marsh said during the press conference.
The 31-year-old continued by saying although Maxwell’s batting is undeniably brilliant, what he can do with the ball and the alternatives he will give the team with their all-rounders are crucial for them heading into the marquee event.
“We obviously know that his batting is absolutely class but what he can do with the ball, and the options that he will give us with our all-rounders is vital for us going into the World Cup,” he added.
Speaking on Glen Maxwell’s role in the World Cup, Mitchell Marsh noted that there might be wickets where he serves as the third spinner through this tournament.
“There may be wickets where he’s the third spinner through this World Cup. But just the ability for us to play the three quicks, a spinner, and have Maxi who has the ability on the right wicket to bowl ten overs, think you see a lot of teams around the world have guys like Maxi; it gives you a lot of flexibility with the teams you can pick or the way you can structure your batting line-up,” Mitchell Marsh concluded.