Australia Balance Rests on Bowling Fitness of Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis
The bowling fitness of Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis will determine whether Australia can make a comeback in the World Cup. Marsh will return at the No. 3 position against the West Indies after sustaining an ankle injury. Ashton Agar and Mitchell Starc will also be crucial.
Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis
Mitchell Marsh is set to return to Australia’s T20 World Cup squad but is unlikely to bowl. The ODI vice-captain has been out of the team since August 28 and has played only three T20Is. Marcus Stoinis is still recovering from a side strain but is expected to play against England on Sunday. Australia’s bowling balance rests on the bowling fitness of Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis.
Mitchell Marsh is set to return to the Australia XI against the West Indies, but he is likely to be rested from bowling duties. Marsh has an ankle injury and was ruled out of the ODI series against Zimbabwe in August. Marcus Stoinis has a side strain and will be assessed on Saturday morning. Aaron Finch will have to juggle the side without either of these players.
Ashton Agar has been ruled out with a side strain, while David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson and Sean Abbott are back in the squad. The Australian squad will also be without T20 captain Aaron Finch, who is out with a broken foot. The team’s balance now rests on the bowling fitness of Marsh and Stoinis.
Mitchell Marsh’s injury
Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis are likely to return to the Australian team following their absences from the recent India and West Indies tours. Marsh hasn’t played since sustaining an ankle injury in August but is expected to make his T20 World Cup comeback against England on Sunday. Stoinis is recovering from a side strain and is also expected to play.
Marcus Stoinis’ injury
The Australia team’s ODI series with Sri Lanka rests on the bowling fitness of Marsh and Stoinis, with Marcus Stoinis already ruled out of the series. Ashton Agar has also been added to the injury list, while Cameron Green is not fully fit and is unlikely to be called up. The loss of Marsh means Australia will have to make do with five bowlers in the top seven, with only Glenn Maxwell remaining genuine bowling options.
Mitchell Marsh’s bowling fitness
Mitchell Marsh’s bowling fitness could have a big impact on Australia’s chances at the World Cup. The right-arm seamer has been ruled out of the one-day international series against Pakistan due to injury, but he was named in the squad for the four-Test series in India. The Australian bowler has suffered a number of setbacks over his short career, and the balance of the team now rests on his fitness and form.