Australia, X-Factor: Mitchell Marsh
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Mitchell Marsh will be seen as an allrounder for the Australian team in the upcoming World Cup. In the previous instalment of the tournament, Marsh played a crucial role in Australia's title-winning run. The team will be hoping that he adds the same value to the squad this time around.
Mitchell Marsh position wise batting record at the top order
In batting, Marsh will be entrusted with the job of coming up the order and stabilizing the ship for his team. This is because he can remarkably keep the scoreboard ticking while playing percentage cricket. Hence, Marsh will probably find his place at number 3 or 4 in the batting order.
Marsh and Smith coming in successive order in the middle might turn out to be the biggest strength for the Australian batting in the tournament. Here is a look at Mitchell Marsh's numbers in the upper middle order.
The stats give us an idea of how good he is at number 3, and we won't see the Aussies taking a risk deterring from the plan.
Mitchell Marsh bowling record in T20Is
With the ball in hand, Marsh will act as the support act along with Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa. He may be brought into the attack to break some partnerships and take the load off the main bowlers.
A few overs from the man in the middle phase will allow the skipper enough flexibility in the death overs. Thus, Marsh, the bowler, is critical in the Aussie team equation.
Mitchell Marsh, as a complete package, will be essential to Australia's team composition in the World Cup. His impact in both trades will go a long way in determining Australia's fate in the tournament.
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