Vishal Mehra ∙ Oct 11 2022, 5:46 AM

Probably not...I'm out of the race: Mitchell Marsh on Australia’s ODI captaincy

image-l93r1ckaMitchell Marsh is an intergal part of Australia's ODI team [PC: Twitter]

After Aaron Finch's retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket, the role of Australia's captain is wide open. Cricket Australia is on the lookout for a new skipper, with several potential candidates showcasing their credentials in recent matches.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was being touted as the front-runner, pulled himself out of the rat's race saying he is not open to taking on the mantle of the leader.

Apart from Marsh, Test skipper Pat Cummins, wicket-keeper Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, and former captain David Warner (if ban is lifted) are in contention. 

Marsh, over the years, has become an integral part of the Australian set-up and one of the think tanks on the field.  However, Marsh's history of injuries could have swayed the player toward this decision.

"Probably not to be honest, I'm out of the race. I've had to get the body right for this World Cup. The World Cup is such an exciting prospect for all of us, to worry about that sort of stuff [captaincy] is just not on my radar at the moment.

Cricket Australia has a decision to make after the World's really not something I've thought about."

Marsh will next be seen in the second T20I between Australia and England on Wednesday.

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