Mitchell Marsh vows to improve batting performances

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Young Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh believes that playing in all formats of the game will eventually help him improve by being able to adapt to different situations.

"It is tough with the amount of cricket that we play, but you just learn to adapt," said Marsh while talking to "I think playing different formats helps your game in all areas.”

The younger of the two Marsh brothers, Mitchell saw his chances limited in the recently concluded ICC World T20, as he was facing straight competition from veteran all-rounder Shane Watson for a spot in the playing XI. He was benched for two out of the four matches, and only managed to score 30 runs and pick up one wicket when he did get involved.


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However, his performances with the bat in the longest format of the game have caused some concern as the 24-year-old scored just 109 runs from six innings in the recent Test series at home against New Zealand and West Indies, averaging just 18.

The Western Australia all-rounder went on to express his disappointment for his own form with the bat and has vowed to improve it in the future.

"I had limited opportunities to score runs, but when I did, I didn't quite grab them,” said Mitchell.

"That's what Test cricket is all about – it's about grabbing your opportunities first and foremost and performing for the team. I'll be looking to do that in the future."

The Perth-born all-rounder, who has also represented the Perth Scorchers side in the Big Bash League (BBL), also went on to thank the coaching staff and selectors who have continued to stand by him throughout.

“I can't speak highly enough of the coaching staff.

"The selectors have continued to back me in, they've given me a great opportunity.

"He [Lehmann] shows me a lot of support. As well as being a great coach, he's just a good mate and I really enjoy our relationship. “

The younger Marsh sibling is determined to repay the faith of the selectors and coach, by providing some match-winning performances for the team in the near future.

"My goal is to first and foremost succeed for myself and the team, but repay the faith the selectors and Boof [Darren Lehmann] have had in me.

"For me, I've learned a lot over the past 18 months. I don't think you stop learning as a person throughout your whole life. I'll continue to do that and hopefully I'll keep improving."

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