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Mitchell Marsh Looking Forward To Playing As An All-rounder
By CricShots - Dec 7, 2017 12:45 pm
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Mitchell Marsh

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh didn’t have a pleasant ending to the Indian tour earlier in March. He was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a shoulder injury and played a part in only two Tests.

Limited international experience in last few months kept him out of the Australian squad for the first two Tests against England. But after a strong display in domestic cricket with the bat for Western Australia, he has been called back in the squad for the third Test at Perth.

Speaking to reporters in Melbourne, Marsh said, “I’m feeling really confident in my game at the moment so it’s a great feeling. As an all-rounder in the Australian team with our attack, I’m obviously not going to be bowling 30 to 40 overs a game. But I’ve worked hard over the last eight months to get my body into a position where I’m now playing again as an allrounder so that’s really exciting.”

But in spite of being included in the squad, Marsh’s selection in the playing XI at Perth remains in doubt with his brother scoring a hundred and winning the Man of the Match award in Adelaide. Speaking on Shaun’s return to form, Mitchell said, “When you’re playing cricket for Australia there are a lot of distractions outside the inner sanctum but (Shaun) is just really concentrating right now and it’s great to see.”

Marsh concluded by talking about a change in mentality has helped him with form, he said, “Last year I wasn’t performing at my best and in the game of cricket you can get pretty down on yourself. I’ve come to realise that the game of cricket is just a game. I’m here to play and I’m here to do my best for the team. As long as I prepare well and do everything I can I know now that I’ll be able to do a job for Australia.”