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Marcus Harris talked about India's bowling ahead of the Perth Test. Image Courtesy: Getty

Ahead of the first Test in Adelaide, it was all about Marcus Harris, who was making his debut. Soon after he scored his first run, emotions flared high for his family in the dugout. He looked like making something special in his maiden innings, but unfortunately, failed to convert his good start. Meanwhile, he made his voice on the upcoming Perth Test.

Marcus Harris got Australia to a decent start in the chase, but just when things looked good, he edged Mohammad Shami’s ball to Rishabh Pant, thus opening the gates for the Indian bowlers.

You need to switch on from first ball – Marcus Harris

Meanwhile, speaking ahead of the Perth Test, Marcus Harris quoted the Indian bowlers have been pretty consistent in their line and lengths. He felt there would be no room for escape after playing a false stroke.

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Mohammad Shami got better off Harris in second innings at Adelaide. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

To counter that, Marcus Harris wants to switch on his focus right from the first ball of the game in Perth. Further, he also spoke on Mitchell Starc’s practice in the nets, especially, after a lot of debates on his bowling rhythm.

“I didn’t feel out of my depth at all. But I realised pretty quickly they don’t bowl any crap and they don’t miss any chances that you give them, so you’ve got to be switched on from ball one. You could probably tell by my reaction that teams have tended to do that to me a little bit in Shield cricket… I felt like I got sucked in a little bit,” he said to the reporters.

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Mitchell Starc (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

“Mitchell Starc bowled pretty well. There was obviously a bit of talk about him after the game (at Adelaide), but I thought he bowled pretty well during the game. He felt like he was in a good rhythm out there before so I’m sure he’s ready and raring to go before Friday,” Marcus Harris added.

Well, it would be interesting to see how Marcus Harris approaches the upcoming Perth game. To retain his place, Harris needs to perform at any cost, as the lads are waiting to replace him for a remaining couple of games.

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