Mitchell gears up to play first Test

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Feb 2017 09:12:52


Feb 18,


EYEING the fast bowling all-rounder’s slot in the upcoming Test series against India, Mitchell Marsh enhanced his chances with a solid 75 on the second day of Australia’s warm-up game against India A and said he was ready to play at No 6 slot.

“I probably knew that I had a chance for India due to the all-rounders’ slot and the make-up of the team. I knew that I had a chance. I always knew I was going to be in the mix. If I do play, it’ll probably be at No. 6.
“Tours like this are exactly why we train hard and get ourselves to the position where we can put up to the vigours of Test cricket, especially in the sub-continent. So yes, I am confident about my body and the fitness,” said Marsh after the day’s play of the three-day game.

Describing his innings, Marsh said it was good to spend time at the wicket.
“Good to spend a bit of time in the middle. I have been working on some game plans for last
couple of months for this tour and spent a bit of time in the middle working on those. So it was nice.“...The later you hit the ball, the easier it is to find the gaps, especially when it’s (ball is) turning. That’s just something I have learnt from my debut in UAE, Sri Lanka and now here and playing in IPL and playing spinners all the time. So hopefully if I get a chance, I can implement it,” he added.