Mitchell Marsh feels having extra allrounders will present Australia “flexibility and depth” which might be key as they give the impression of being to experiment with their line-up within the ODI collection, maintaining in thoughts the upcoming 50-over World Cup in India.
India will host the ICC ODI World Cup in October-November this yr and the three-ODI collection starting right here on Friday between the top-ranked hosts and the second-placed Australian aspect will present each the groups an opportunity to bolster their preparations.
“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,” Marsh advised reporters forward of Australia’s coaching session right here on Thursday.
“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 expects the collection in addition to the upcoming World Cup to be high-scoring affair.
“Think we’ll see that (large totals) on this collection, hopefully there’ll be numerous runs scored, and searching ahead to the World Cup, simply the way in which cricket is performed right here within the white-ball format, you’ll must chase or make large scores.
“The extra flexibility and depth you’ll be able to have along with your batting line-up, I believe it will likely be actually essential.
“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.” Marsh stated whereas Australia will look to experiment the main target might be on successful the collection and never assume too far forward on the World Cup.
“I believe it’s actually essential for us to deal with successful this collection. Anytime we play for Australia you will need to have that mindset, as each group could be doing now over the following six months or so, constructing in the direction of the World Cup.
“We might just play a few different lineups, experimenting with a few guys but the mindset is to come here and win the series. Obviously we have got a fair bit of experience playing here which is great so hopefully it will be a few good games for us.” The 31-year-old stated beating India in their very own yard goes to be actually difficult.
“It is all the time a troublesome place to win. The Indian one-day group is excellent they usually play very nicely at dwelling. But I believe we’ve additionally obtained an excellent aspect and it’ll be an important contest.
“Hopefully we can play some good cricket, entertain some big crowds and win a few games for Australia.” Marsh, who’s coming off an extended damage lay-off after present process an ankle surgical procedure in December 2022, stated he’ll play as a batter on this collection as he’s nonetheless a few month away from bowling once more.
“Probably nonetheless a month, three weeks away from bowling in video games. (I’m) constructing in the direction of the IPL. It’s definitely not one thing I’m speeding again, we’ve obtained numerous choices in our group in the meanwhile and numerous cricket to play this yr.
“The reason I had the surgery was to prolong my career as an allrounder and won’t be rushing back,” he stated.
Marsh additionally stated he has no captaincy aspirations, including stand-in skipper Steve Smith isn’t retiring anytime quickly.
Smith, who will captain Australia in absence of Pat Cummins, has spoken about his retirement with the media fairly a number of instances within the final one yr or so.
“Have I got captaincy aspirations? No. I think Steve has hinted a few times that he might retire soon, he is just keeping everyone on their toes. He is here to stay, I am declaring it,” Marsh signed off.