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Australia back skipper Mitchell Marsh to bowl despite hamstring injury: T20 World Cup spot secured

Australia back skipper Mitchell Marsh to bowl despite hamstring injury: T20 World Cup spot secured

Australia's decision to field a team with a predominantly experienced core has sparked some debate. However, the coaching staff remains confident in their selections, believing the senior players' proven track record on the big stage will be invaluable during the World Cup.

Australian captain Mitchell Marsh’s participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup is not in doubt, although his bowling availability remains uncertain due to a hamstring injury.

Mitchell Marsh recovering, bowling delayed

Marsh sustained a hamstring tear during the IPL 2024 stint with Delhi Capitals and his recovery has been slower than anticipated. While he is currently attending a training camp and batting in the nets, coach Andrew McDonald expects Marsh to be unfit to bowl until the week before the World Cup commences.

Focus on Batting

Despite the limited bowling availability, McDonald is confident Mitchell Marsh will be fully fit to bat in the opening World Cup match. The coach emphasized the team’s all-rounder depth, allowing them to strategically utilize Marsh’s bowling throughout the tournament.

Concerns: T20 World Cup Match Fitness

Andrew McDonald addressed concerns regarding Marsh’s lack of match practice, highlighting the upcoming practice games before the World Cup opener. He also defended the team’s selection, which features a more experienced core, by emphasizing the players’ proven ability to deliver in high-pressure situations.

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T20 World Cup preparations underway

The first of two pre-tournament training camps is currently underway in Brisbane. While Marsh is not yet bowling, several other squad members, including Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa, are participating in training sessions. Australia will finalize their World Cup squad, including the potential selection of a traveling reserve, in the coming weeks.

Focus on experience for World Cup challenge

Australia’s decision to field a team with a predominantly experienced core has sparked some debate. However, the coaching staff remains confident in their selections, believing the senior players’ proven track record on the big stage will be invaluable during the World Cup.

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