Maturity the reason behind Mitchell’s rise – Shaun Marsh

Krishna Chopra / 30 June 2016
Mitchell Marsh

In the last year or so, Mitchell Marsh has undoubtedly been the most improved player for Australia across all forms of the game. The young all-rounder has been phenomenal with the bat in ODI’s, and his century at Sydney against the visiting Indian side in January was just an instance of his skills with the bat. From the bowling front as well, Marsh has time and again been among the wickets and has been a genuine asset for the Kangaroos.

 

After a delightful outing in the Caribbean during the tri-series, Marsh was among the runs, and also picked up wickets frequently. According to elder brother and teammate Shaun, the younger Marsh is just one test knock away from cementing his credentials as an allrounder in the longest form. Shaun also mentioned that maturity was a key factor behind Mitchell’s rise.

 

“He’s going really well, he’s learning every game he’s playing and maturing into the cricketer we all know Mitch can be,” Shaun told cricket.com.au in a chat from Brisbane. “It’s really great to see, he finished off that tournament really well.”That innings he played to get them over the line showed that maturity,” the elder Marsh commented about Mitchell’s innings in the final.

 

“He’s still pretty young, Mitch, he’s only 24. To have that in him to guide his country into a final, in a big game like that, against quality opposition, was a real stepping stone for him. “Hopefully, he can take that batting form into the Test arena now. I know he’s is just one Test innings away to get that going for him,” Shaun added.

 

“I’ve got no doubt in Mitch’s ability that he could get to that at some stage,” Shaun said. “I’m sure Mitch knows himself he’s got a bit of work to do. I know he’s working really hard and if he keeps doing that I’ve got no doubt he can get to that position. “He’s a different player to me, I’m really happy he’s going well. “We really want each other to go well and hopefully there are a few more games we can play for Australia together in the team.”