Of late, one of the biggest controversies in Cricket Australia revolves around Mitchell Marsh. None of the former Australian greats understood the concept of handing the vice-captaincy to Marsh despite having Nathan Lyon in the side. Meanwhile, the all-rounder wants to be part of the leadership troop in ODI format as well.
In the recent squad announcement, Cricket Australia left out Mitchell Marsh from the ODI squad against South Africa. They also took the reigns from Tim Paine to hand it to Aaron Finch and named Alex Carey, the vice-captain.
I want to be in 2019 World Cup – Mitchell Marsh
The swashbuckling all-rounder quoted the 50-over format has been his best suit. But, he is disappointed with the selector’s call to exclude him from the South African series. However, he feels it is a minor setback, and he wants to make a comeback.
Further, the flamboyant cricketer added he wants to be the leader of the ODI team as well. And also, Marsh confirmed he is in the best shape without any risk of getting injured.
“Over the last three or four years, (50-over cricket has) been my best format,” Marsh told AAP. “But right now I’m not in our best XI. There’s no doubt I want to be in that World Cup team. I want to be a leader in the one-day team as well. Right now I’ve got to get myself as fit as I can so I can play all three formats and be performing in all three formats for Australia,” he quoted.
“This is a minor setback but I still think that I can be in our best side throughout this summer. You work so hard throughout the winter and to try and become better in these conditions. And it didn’t come off this series. It was shattering for me as my hard word didn’t come off in UAE series,” he added to his lines.
It seems like Mitchell Marsh desperately wants to make a comeback in the Australian side across the formats. However, Cricket Australia might want him to perform in the domestic circuit to get back his place. Nonetheless, Mitchell Marsh has always been a great fighter.