Mitchell Marsh will lead australia in t20I against WI ! check Who’s In, Who’s Out ?

Mitchell Marsh Appointed As Australia’s T20 Captain.

Australia’s cricket team is gearing up for an exciting three-match T20I series against the West Indies, and all eyes are on Mitchell Marsh, who has been named the captain of the 14-member squad. The 32-year-old all-rounder previously led the team in South Africa last year and is now set to guide the side once again.

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australia t20 captain mitchell marsh , image – getty image.

While Cricket Australia has not officially announced the captain for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Marsh’s recent appointment positions him as a strong contender for the role. In the absence of regular captain Pat Cummins, who has been rested for the West Indies series along with Mitchell Starc, Marsh will have the opportunity to showcase his leadership skills.

Cummins, considered another captaincy candidate, is taking a break along with Starc due to ongoing minor physical issues. However, both fast bowlers are expected to make a comeback for the series against New Zealand, Australia’s final T20 assignment before the T20 World Cup.

Notable exclusion from the squad is experienced batter Steve Smith, who has been given a rest after his trial as an opener in the series against India. In his absence, the responsibility of opening the batting will likely fall on the shoulders of Matt Short, who impressed with his performances in the Big Bash League, scoring 541 runs this season. Short is expected to partner with the dynamic David Warner, who continues to be a key player in the T20 format.

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mitchell marsh , image – getty image.

The returning duo of Glenn Maxwell and pace bowler Nathan Ellis adds strength to the Australian squad. Both players were rested during the ODIs but are now back in contention for the T20Is against the West Indies. Their inclusion enhances the team’s overall balance and provides valuable options for captain Marsh.

Australia T20I squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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The squad is set to assemble on February 7, just two days before the opening game in Hobart. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, these T20Is against the West Indies will serve as a crucial opportunity for players to stake their claim in the squad and for Marsh to solidify his captaincy credentials. Australian cricket fans are eagerly anticipating an exciting series, looking forward to witnessing their team’s performance under the leadership of Mitchell Marsh.

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