Despite everything working in their favour until that do-or-die game against Mumbai Indians, Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh admits it was a tremendous disappointment that his Indian Premier League side Delhi Capitals didn’t make it to the playoffs this season.
The Delhi Capitals needed to beat Rohit Sharma’s team in their last league match to guarantee a last-four berth. However, the Ricky Ponting-coached side was eliminated from the IPL 2022 after losing by five wickets, while Royal Challengers Bangalore snuck in.
Ricky Ponting Made Me Feel A Really Important Player For DC: Mitchell Marsh
Marsh, who overcame a bout of Covid-19 at the start of the lucrative league and put in some commanding performances with the Capitals in the final five games of the season, including a 62-ball 89 against Rajasthan Royals on May 11, expressed his disappointment in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday.
“It was a shame we couldn’t get into the (IPL) finals. I got the real sense for how he (head coach Ricky Ponting) cares for his players and that was probably how he was as a captain and a leader of a team — it’s the way he makes you feel. He made me feel like a really important player for Delhi,” said the 30-year-old Marsh.
Marsh now hopes to carry his IPL form into a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, which begins on June 7, and then a five-match ODI series against the Islanders. The Australian also stated that he would prefer to bat at No. 3 in the future.
“I’ve loved batting at number three, and I’ve been there a bit over 12 months now. I certainly feel like that’s my best positioning in T20 cricket, and I’ve loved batting in the power play, I’ve batted a lot with David Warner and had some great partnerships with him — it’s been really enjoyable.”
Marsh would hope that he does well for Australia as well.