Dubai:Mitchell Marsh came to bat as opener Aaron Finch’s wicket fell on Sunday in the final of the T20 World Cup between Australia and New Zealand. It was the first World Cup for Marsh. Chasing 173 runs, Australia’s first wicket had fallen very early and their team looked to be in a difficult situation.
Adam Milne was bowling in front of Marsh. Marsh struggles a bit on hard length deliveries and this was well known to Milne and he was going to bowl with the same strategy. He pitched the very first ball at 144, and Marsh pulled it back and the ball went too far into the backward square leg boundary area. After this, Marsh hit superb boundaries in the direction of thirdman and fine leg in the next two balls.
Eighty minutes later, Marsh’s personal score was 77 off 50 balls. Marsh hit some big shots against both the New Zealand spinners. In the end, Maxwell did a reverse sweep and took the ball outside the thirdman boundary line and scored the winning run for the team. As Maxwell hit the shot, Marsh shouted at him and celebrated the victory in his own style.
Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa are two of Marsh’s best friends. He was the first two Australian players to come running to the ground and hug him. Taking the player of the match award, Marsh said, “The last six weeks have been amazing for our team. I love everyone on my team. I don’t have too many words to say right now. We are world champions.” have become.”
Six months ago, Marsh was told by Australia’s coaching staff at the start of the Caribbean tour that he would be given the opportunity to bat at number three. It was a surprise even after many senior players of the team were not in the team. He had played in this position in the Big Bash but in the national team he was known only as a finisher. However, the message of the Australian team management was clear – to get the game under control and get as many runs as possible against the fast bowlers in the powerplays.
Marsh worked hard to fine-tune his game against spin bowling. Marsh was dismissed four out of five times against the spinners on the West Indies tour, but he scored 219 runs in that series, including three fifties. He scored runs there at a strike rate of 152.08.
Marsh had scored the most runs for Australia (156) even on the slow pitches of Bangladesh, although he had to face 158 balls for this. He had found a way to not get out and score runs on a slow and spin-taking pitch. In the Australian team, Marsh got a chance to play freely while batting at number three and the team’s intention was also the same.
Langer did the drop
There were enough bowlers in the team and there was not much pressure on them to bowl. In the first two matches, against South Africa and the West Indies, he did not score many runs, which led to Langer stating that he would not be part of the playing 11 against England.
Marsh told Fox Media that when he was told this, he told Langer, “It’s okay” and then went to his room. There he cried very loudly, pressing his face with the pillow. However, Australia’s performance against England was very poor and Finch later said that it was simply a structural change.
Five days later, Marsh was brought back into the Australia team and was asked to play aggressive cricket at number three as his team had a fine lower-order batsman in Matthew Wade.
Because of this, this risk could have been taken so that maximum runs could be scored in the powerplay. This decision of the team management was effective. He played a brilliant innings of 53 runs in 32 balls against West Indies. In the semi-finals also he played a short but useful innings of 23 runs.
Chuffed for Mitchell Marsh.
Remember this from the 2019 Ashes when @beastieboy07 asked him about how he’s viewed back in Australia: “Yeah, most of Australia hate me.” Probably not anymore, Mitch #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/REJJlI7PUL
– Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) November 14, 2021
Marsh has never had a shortage of critics. He was ridiculed by many as a player. “Most of Australia hate me,” he laughed after picking up a five-wicket haul in Tests for the first time in two years. There’s no doubt I’ve been given a lot of opportunities by the team, and the truth is, I absolutely capitalized on it. No, but hopefully I will one day justify his decision.”
Finch said, “He is one of the best personalities. He is clearly a special player. He has faced critics for a long time. He strives to make himself a better player whenever he is given the opportunity.” Let’s do it.” Marsh’s performance in the final was symbolic of the complicated process behind Australia’s success. When Australia woke up on Monday morning, it had a new hero to win.(talk)