Mitchell Marsh, Australia, India
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said that he felt disappointed after being dropped from the first Test against India at Adelaide/Getty Images

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said he felt a bit disappointed after being dropped from the opening Test of the four-match Test series against India at Adelaide. However, the hosts had lost the first game by 31 runs as visitors lead the ongoing series 1-0.

Marsh disappointed to miss the second Test:

Meanwhile, Marsh had produced some brilliant effort both with bat and ball in the two Tests against Pakistan. However, he was left out of the Adelaide Test despite scoring 151 for Western Australia in the JLT Sheffield Shield leg.

Moreover, Marsh had scored 21 and 11 runs for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield. The right-hander only managed to bag a solitary wicket which might be the cause of not getting into the playing XI. The second Test will commence from December 14 at Perth.

“I was obviously very disappointed to miss out in the first Test, but I understood the reasons why,” Marsh told reporters.

Australia vs India 2018: You Can Either Sulk or Put on a Smile: Mitchell Marsh
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In addition to, Marsh is not happy with the decision. He also revealed that he should enjoy his hard work or take it as a challenge to get back into the Test fold.

“Ultimately, you’ve got two ways to go about it – and enjoy the hard work. Enjoy the challenge of getting back into that Test side. Every Test match you miss out on – it’s shattering. I got plenty of messages of support. I cop a fair bit. But I do have a lot of people who care about me and always have support for me.” the all-rounder added.

Furthermore, Marsh’s performance with the bat has dipped after he scored 96 against South Africa. Since then, in 11 innings, he has failed to cross fifty-run mark. He has been dismissed twice on a duck, apart from five other single-digit scores.

Australia vs India 2018: You Can Either Sulk or Put on a Smile: Mitchell Marsh
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“I’d scored three first-class hundreds in my last six games. I still felt like I was in really good form and feeling very confident heading into last week. But ultimately, I still had two chances (in the Shield) before the Test match to put a big score on the board. And I didn’t do that. The message was clear – I needed more runs.” Marsh concluded.

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