- Mitchell Marsh expressed excitement over West Test match.
- He also revealed that he will not change his batting approach.
- The first Test between Pakistan and Australia will begin on December 14.
Mitchell Marsh, an all-rounder for Australia, expressed his excitement and eagerness to play in the next West Test against Pakistan, which is set to take place at Perth Stadium from December 14–19.
Marsh, 32, amassed 441 runs, including two hundreds, most notably an undefeated 177, and was a key player in Australia’s winning World Cup campaign.
During the Ashes series, he earned back his Test place and took advantage of Cameron Green, a fellow West Australian, getting injured to quickly score a century at Headingley.
The 32-year-old all-rounder is excited to play in his first longer format at the venue, even though he has never participated in a Test match in Perth. He also discussed the state of the wicket at the stadium, referring to it as the greatest in the world.
“This is the best wicket in the world. I haven’t played any Test match in Perth, but if I got selected, I would be super excited to feature in the West Test. This pitch is fast and bouncy, this is what you want as a player which brings batter and bowler both an equal chance to contest,” Marsh said during an interview with Cricket Australia.
In addition, the all-rounder thanked Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian cricket team, for leading the group and said he had finally figured out his batting technique in the last few years.
“I love being part of the Australian team, whatever the format it is. It’s an absolute pleasure to play for this team from the last few years. I think I have found my most consistent method of batting from the last couple of years.
“Last nine years were amazing for the Australia cricket team in all three formats. Pat Cummins is leading the team very well. This team is built for accomplishments, and we are really proud of our team,” the 32-year-old concluded.
Marsh had previously stated that he would not alter his aggressive batting style if given the chance to play against Pakistan.
“The way I’m going to bat won’t change. I feel like I’ve found my most consistent method over the last couple of years and that’s allowed me to really enjoy my cricket,” he said. “I haven’t played a [Test] match here at Perth Stadium, so obviously, if I’m selected, I’m super excited for that.”
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