As per Coach McDonald, “Mitchell Marsh is set to captain Australia in the 2024 T20 World Cup"

in the upcoming T20 World Cup set to be played in the West Indies and the USA. Mitchell Marsh is expected to lead Australia, with head coach Andrew McDonald backing the all-rounder to take up the role ahead of Pat Cummins for the showpiece event.
Marsh was first named captain of the T20I side after Australia’s World Test Championship triumph over India last year. Marsh led Australia to a 3-0 series whitewash in South Africa, where he was adjudged the Player of the Series after smashing 92* and 79* in the first two matches. Earlier this year, Australia beat the West Indies 2-1 at home under Marsh’s captaincy before sealing a 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand away.
The 32-year-old has received sound backing from head coach Andrew McDonald, who forms part of the selection panel chaired by George Bailey. Tony Dodemaide is the other member of the panel. The trio will pass on the message of their preferred choice to Cricket Australia.
McDonald said, “I think all roads will lead to Mitch, so I just have to get that ticked off in certain areas. We’re happy and comfortable with the way he’s been able to operate with that T20 team.
“We think he’s the leader for the World Cup, and I think that will just be a matter of due course.”


Mar 12, 2024 4:53 AM