Mitchell Marsh will have no ‘preference’ in the Ashes series despite his impressive performance at the T20 World Cup

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Australia’s head coach George Bailey has said that Mitchell Marsh’s brilliant entries in the T20 World Cup final will “not get much attention” when the team is chosen for the Ashes series, as the two are formats. completely different. Marsh’s 77 of 50 balls helped Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets in Dubai on Sunday to lift the T20 World Cup title for the first time.

Marsh scored 185 runs in six T20 World Cup matches averaging around 62, after which former Australian legends like Ian Healy backed his team selection for the next challenge against traditional rivals England.

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Bailey, however, declined to commit when asked about selecting the 31-year-old man of the match in the final.

Bailey told ‘Nen Dwayne World’ on Monday, “To be honest, that performance won’t get a lot of attention. They (T20 and Test) are very different from each other. Sometimes internally we joke that they both seem to be different games.

He said: “There is no similarity between the two, but you want to see the players do well internationally because it gives them confidence.”

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“I think it is not necessary for the momentum of one in one format to continue in the other and I also do not believe that winning the T20 World Cup will benefit it in the ashes,” Bailey said.

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Marsh has played 32 events but failed to cement his place on the team. His bat average in this format is 25 and his bowling average is around 39.


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