Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh said he is “pretty confident” of filling in for wounded James Faulkner. James Faulkner is expected to be healthy till the team’s 3rd ICC World Cup match against co-hosts New Zealand 28th February. Faulkner faced a side strain on 1st Feb, 2015. The Australian medical team has not given a hard estimate of his probable recuperate time. It is hoped the left-arm pacer will miss both the 14th February opener against England and the 21st February match against Bangladesh. In that case, Mitchell will have the duty of doubling up as the 4 time world champions’ 2nd ace all-rounder after Shane Watson. News.com.au reported, Marsh said that he is pretty confident, he would obviously like to fill that part of the team. It is going to be fun and if he gets a bit of a chance hopefully he can take it.
In Adelaide Mitchell took figures of none for 38 from the 6 overs he bowled and got 21 runs with the bat against India in their warm up match, which the Australia clinched by 106 runs on Sunday.
He was quoted saying: “Obviously I’d like to keep working on my death bowling and keep being an option at the death. I think that’s really important to have as many options as we can and for me. It’s just about improving all facets so I’m really looking forward to that and hopefully I can just keep progressing.”
He added that losing James Faulkner means one of the all-rounders have to bowl a few more overs. So he is expecting that is him but he also guesses that is up to the selectors.