Perth Scorchers player and Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is eyeing the opening T20I against New Zealand in Christchurch to make his comeback in international cricket.
Marsh has been out of action after suffering from an injury to his side in early January while playing for the Perth Scorchers in the recently concluded Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season. He sustained the injury during a knockout between Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes.
The all-rounder couldn’t bowl following the injury and played only as a batsman in the last six games of the tournament. He played the first five games brilliantly, scalping four wickets and all the matches were won by his team.
“Yeah, hoping that I’ll available to bowl in the first couple of games if all goes to plan,” Marsh said.
“I pushed back, sort of, almost to the full run two days ago. So I’ll progress over the next week and hopefully in the first few games to bowl. I think it’s great that we’ve got so many options with the ball so I’m not under a whole heap of pressure to get back for the first game,” he added.
“Probably the only thing that has changed is not trying to hit the ball for six every ball – picking my balls and making sure I’m trying to manipulate the field to the best of my ability, certainly through the off side.”