AUS vs SA: "I'm Really Proud Of The Fact I've Never Really Given Up" - Mitchell Marsh

Updated - 09 Aug 2023, 01:20 PM

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Australia’s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh expressed his delight at being named captain of the national cricket team in the shorter format of the game. Mitchell Marsh stated that he is eagerly looking forward to leading the team in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa.

Cricket Australia (CA) named Mitchell Marsh as the successor to Aaron Finch as the new T20I captain. Finch, who led the team to their first-ever T20 World Cup victory, retired from international cricket following their group stage exit in the 2022 World Cup at home.

Very Proud Moment – Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh described leading the Australian cricket team in the upcoming series against South Africa as a very proud moment for him.

“It’s pretty crazy how it all works out,” Marsh told SEN radio after being confirmed as Aaron Finch’s replacement as T20 captain.

“Very proud moment. Probably not something I’d ever thought I would do but really looking forward to the opportunity of going to South Africa,” he added.

The hard-hitting all-rounder captained Australia to victory in the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2010. He also led the Perth Scorchers franchise in the Big Bash League (BBL).

I’m Very Proud That I’ve Stuck At It – Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh stated that he’s proud of not giving up despite facing adversity throughout his career, emphasizing his hard work and determination.

“Guess I’m very proud that I’ve stuck at it, and been through a little bit of adversity through my career – through my own fault, mind you – but [it’s] nice to be recognised in our group as a leader,” he added.

“Think anyone who works hard and is driven to succeed in whatever field they are in, and they come up short, it can be bloody hard to be honest with you, and I’m really proud of the fact I’ve never really given up.”

The Australian cricket team has not participated in a T20I series since the T20 World Cup. Marsh’s first assignment as captain will be leading the team in a three-match T20I series, with the first match scheduled to take place in Durban on August 30.

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