ICC World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke might have to bowl, feels Rod Marsh

Shashi / 13 January 2015

Rod Marsh, the Australia‘s national cricket team selector  has stated that captain Michael Clarke might be needed to bowl in the International Cricket Council World Cup, pointing that the captain might need to take on his part as an all-rounder in the Biggest Cricket Championship.

News.com.au reported, if Michael Clarke overcomes the chance to be passed fit and healthy for the International Cricket Council World Cup, he would be in the midst of the war ground in the clash of titans. Xavier Doherty, safety net spinner would be Australia’s expert slow bowler, but might find difficulty to get a match at the pointy end of the International Cricket Council World Cup particularly if Michael Clarke is able to take participate in the bowling part.

Both left-arm spinner the ball away from the right-hander, and if Australia‘s national cricket team selector think they can trust on Michael Clarke to give them a few overs along with crony part-timer Glenn Maxwell, they would be enticed to go with an intimidating fast bowling arsenal. Michael Clarke has taken more One Day International wickets at a healthy average than Xavier Doherty and Marsh said that the captain is well aware that being able to bowl is a pivot component of passing his strict 21st February fitness test.

Rod Marsh quoted as saying: “If they have got a green top they are not going to be getting too many overs out of Michael Clarke and if they get a dry, dusty pitch, which is possible, the skipper would be required.”

Rod Marsh persisted that Michael Clarke would know whether or not he is going to have to bowl and he also added that Xavier Doherty is a proven ODI bowler and they know exactly what they are going to do with the spinner.

Rod Marsh said that they have got one person in the team, Glenn Maxwell, who turns the ball into the right handers and added that they need players who are going to take the ball away from the right-handers and that is where Michael Clarke comes in as well, as does Steven Smith.

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