The spot occupied by Mitchell Marsh is always under the scanner in tests, as the all rounder has not justified his talent with the bat. Against the West Indies in Australia’s previous test assignment, Marsh had a productive outing with the ball, but his form with the bat wasn’t too noteworthy. However, after improved batting displays against India and New Zealand lately in the ODI series, Marsh is confident of improving his batting.

“It’s been a little bit hard but that’s international cricket, that’s why it’s the pinnacle of our game. I’ll continue to work hard, my record with the bat is not great over the last 12 months but I’ve still got great confidence that I can turn it around and start scoring big runs for Australia,” said Marsh about his batting. “I carry that confidence over going into that last Test match and felt great going into it,” Marsh said. “I’ll continue to keep working hard. I know my game is good enough at this level and it’s just a matter of time before I get in and get a big one for the team,” he said about his ODI form off late.

Reflecting back on the first test which Australia won, Marsh said, “Usman and Vogey and Smithy batted beautifully so I had the pads on for a while.” “The frustrating part for me is at this level even if your team is doing well you’re judged on your numbers and I understand that. The hardest part for me is we’re doing well as a team but at the top level you have to be performing and contributing in a big way to keep your spot.”

Marsh is among the most discussed cricket players in recent times. Marsh has been climbing the ladder to become Australia’s most prized cricketer. He wil be one of the most looked forward players in upcoming ICC T-20 World Cup and subsequently in the Indian Premier League, where he was couped by Rising Pune Sunrisers for a handsome fee.