Mitchell Marsh (Photo Source: Twitter)
While the Border-Gavaskar Trophy have ended, India and Australia are now gearing up for the three-match ODI series. The series will begin on Friday, March 17 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh believes that the team should have more all-rounders to provide flexibility and depth in the upcoming ODI series. He also said that the Australian team is looking to experiment with their line-up in this way for the ODI series.
“For the balance of our team, having as many all-rounders in here as we can is really important for the structure we line up with. We’ve seen really good teams in the past, England have guys batting at No 8 who are genuine batters, and it gives you the ability to either set really big totals or chase big totals,” Marsh told reporters as quoted by NDTV.
The Australian side expects the ODI series and the upcoming ODI World Cup to be a high-scoring affair. He also said that while playing white-ball cricket in India, either you have to chase or score big runs.
“Think we’ll see that (big totals) in this series, hopefully there’ll be a lot of runs scored, and looking forward to the World Cup, just the way cricket is played here in the white-ball format, you’ll have to chase or make big scores. The more flexibility and depth you can have with your batting line-up, I think it will be really important. It is going to be a high-scoring world cup. From my experience, it is nice to have options to go to, to change things up, try and change the momentum of the games, the more options the better,” he said.
Mitchell Marsh hoping Australia will play good cricket
Marsh said that winning a game in India is going to be really challenging and also praised the Indian ODI team, stating that they were good at home. The 31-year-old is also hoping that Australia can also play some good brand of cricket.
“It is always a difficult place to win. The Indian one-day team is outstanding and they play very well at home. But I think we have also got a very good side and it is going to be a great contest. Hopefully, we can play some good cricket, entertain some big crowds and win a few games for Australia,” Marsh concluded.
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