- Australia became champions due to strong tackles from Marsh.
- AUS managed to capture the T20 World Cup for the first time
The Australian team managed to capture the T20 World Cup title for the first time due to strong tackles from the off-roader Mitchell Marsh. On Sunday, Marsh played an excellent inning of 77 without 50 balls in Australia’s title win. Captain Aaron Finch is in awe of his performance. He said Marsh faced unnecessary criticism in his career and yet he didn’t give up, which shows just how capable he is.
Mitchell Marsh once said that most Australians “hated” him for underperforming early in his career due to injury.
Finch said after Australia’s 8-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final, “He faced criticism for a long time, also when his performance was not bad in any format.” If you look at his ODI stats, it’s pretty cool. “Despite criticism and doubts from people, he kept coming back, which shows how capable he is,” he said.
… Marsh has struggled with injuries
Marsh, 30, has struggled with injuries so far in his career. Last year he was also affected by an ankle injury. He’s been a part of the Australian team for the last decade, but aside from two Ashes centuries and an ODI century, he couldn’t do much. Now he has been able to capture people’s attention as Australia’s No. 3 hitter in the T20 World Cup.
Marsh had said a few years ago that most Australians hated him and when Finch was questioned in this context, he fiercely praised the off-roader.
Decision to send number three
Finch said, ‘He’s the best person you’ll ever meet. He is definitely a special player. The decision to send Mitch (Marsh) to the West Indies at number three was an important one. We think you could do well in this issue. He plays fast bowling well.
Steve Smith had to hit below his preferred position when Marsh was sent to number three. Finch said of this: ‘We had discussed it before the West Indies tour. Smith’s opinion was also clear on the matter and he is willing to do anything for the team. “It was just a structural change, but the way he (Marsh) came back was incredible,” he said.