Mitchell Marsh has Just Practiced Hitting Sixes
By Tanushka Gain
on Thu Sep 23 2021
Mitchell Marsh said that there is a key factor behind the improvement in his batting. As he ramped up his Australia’s form in the new home season with 111 to help Western Australia trounce the Redbacks by a total of 78 runs in the opening game of the Marsh Cup.
Mitchell Marsh said that to be honest, I have only practiced hitting sixes. “And that’s exactly what I did before I left. And it was working for me so I’ll keep doing that.”
Mitchell Marsh’s training strategy paid dividends on Australia’s T20 tours of West Indies and Bangladesh in July and August.
Promoted to No. 3 in the batting order, the often infamous Mitchell Marsh hit four half-centuries. Claimed a strike-rate of 124 in 10 innings. And was Australia’s best performing batsman in those tours.
But on Thursday, Mitchell Marsh will return to Perth instead of playing in a WA-SA Sheffield Shield match starting in Adelaide the next day.
And he said he would continue to hit sixes in a training block ahead of Australia’s departure for the T20 World Cup starting October 17 in the United Arab Emirates.
Mitchell Marsh is keen to stay in first place despite Australia’s star batsman and general No. 3 Steven Smith coming back for the World Cup.
“I hope to be there, but we have so many good players,” he said. “Steve Smith has played that role for quite some time now and he’s a fair player for that guy.
“Whatever role I get, whether it’s batting at number three or swimming through that middle order… I’m going to be really clear on my role and do it to the best of my ability and Hopefully this will help Australia win the game of cricket.”