Mitchell Marsh will Lead the Australia Cricket Team in the World Cup T20I Tournament

Read about why the Australian cricket board selected Mitchell Marsh instead of Pat Cummins for the T20I World Cup.

The recent 50-over World Cup winner Australian Cricket Team will be under Mitchell Marsh’s captaincy in the upcoming T20I World Cup 2024, which is going to be played in the USA and West Indies.

Why Australia is relentless in big tournaments like the World Cup because of their bold moves, which they do from time to time to favor the team rather than go for the fan-favorite discussion. Pat Cummins, who led his side to win the ODI World Cup against the Indian cricket team in India, which was a big win for them, and even before the match, he mentioned silencing the home crowd by winning the cup, which clearly shows that the mentality of Australia has been best.

Mitchell Marsh has been a core player for the Australian cricket team over the decade, but he was out of the game for 2-3 years due to injury. In the last 3-4 years, he has been amazing for Australia, which is why the board gave him the responsibility for the T20I World Cup.

Why did Mitchell Marsh replace Pat Cummins as a Captain for the T20I World Cup?

The reason for giving the responsibility to Mitchell Marsh even after Pat Cummins led his side to win the World Cup is quite simple which is that Pat Cummins is not considered a great fit in the playing 11 for the T20I format because he does not have quite a good record in the format, and Mitchell Marsh can be great as an all-rounder for the team.

George Bailey, who is the chairman of the Australian Cricket Board, and McDonald, who is part of the selection panel, will send the formal recommendation to change the T20I skipper for the World Cup as in the last series, Matthew Wade did the captaincy in the five-match T20I series against India after the World Cup.

“I think all roads will lead to Mitch, so just got 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,” said McDonald.

Australia does not have any upcoming T20I fixtures before the T20I World Cup tournament, which is surprising because every team wants to know their best 11 before the big tournament. Still, there is IPL before the World Cup, which will benefit many teams. We have seen in the past that many players have been selected for the World Cup squad because of their great performance in the Indian Premier League.

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