“I’m sure he’ll come back at some point.”
Australian all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, hopes David Warner will return to the opening position for their next series of ODIs. The Western Australian admits he enjoyed opening for Australia and that gives them the flexibility they need ahead of the World Cup.
Marsh opened the ball in all three ODI games against India as Warner sidelined the first two through injury. The 31-year-old won the Player of the Year award for 194 runs in three games at a rate of 97 and did so with a strike rate of 131.08.
Speaking at a press conference after the third ODI in Chennai, Marsh acknowledged that Warner is already a giant in ODI and should step back at some stage. However, he would love to play the role for Australia in the meantime.
As quoted by Cricbuzz, he said:
“I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to open the ball but as a group we said before the first game that this is really the start of our campaign for the World Cup. Some Players sometimes hit the ball in different positions and it’s really important that we have the mentality of the team so when Davey is absent, that’s my chance.”
“He’s been an incredible Australian player for a long time and one of the best ODI openers ever, so I’m sure he’ll be back in at some point but I think it’s really important that we’re all really flexible and it’s been a pleasure to perform for the team.”
Although Warner was back on the side in the last ODI match in Chennai, he hit middleweight and won 23 before falling to Kuldeep Yadav.
“He’s one of the most resilient characters I know” – Mitchell Marsh on Ashton Agar
Reflecting on Ashton Agar’s inspirational spell to strangle India in the third ODI, Marsh said it was the left-handed spinner’s resilience that allowed him to perform in such circumstances.
“It’s certainly been a period of 6 weeks of indifference to him but Ash is one of my best friends. He’s one of the most resilient characters I know. That’s why he is. he can come and perform whenever he plays for Australia.He’s the second person to shoot for Adam Zampa in a long time, but one of his strong points is his ability to show up for competitions. play and compete.”
Agar’s final spell finish proved a game-changer as it acquired the key marks of Virat kohli And Suryakumar Yadav. India finally dropped 21 runs, allowing Australia to request the series.