Australia captured the final of the T20 World Cup 2021. In the title match played at the Dubai International Stadium, New Zealand had given a target of 173 runs to Australia, which the Kangaroos did not have any problem in achieving. In Australia’s victory, Warner took half-century and Hazlewood took 3 wickets but Mitchell Marsh proved to be the big hero of this victory. This batsman got down to No. 3 and batted vigorously and won Australia by 8 wickets.
How Mitchell Marsh paved the way from hate to love
Marsh kept getting out with poor performances but would have returned to the national team with good performances in domestic cricket and the Big Bash League. Being a fast-bowling all-rounder, he would have got a place in the team. Because in such a situation, he would have filled the gap of the fifth bowler. He played the best innings of his career in the final. When the team won, his closest friends Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis ran to him. They hugged Marsh like a proud parent. When receiving the man of the match award, Marsh said that many people say so, but I have no words at the moment.
Australia changed strategy for Mitchell Marsh
Let us tell you that Mitchell Marsh used to bat at number 5 or 6 in T20 cricket, but the Australian team changed its strategy and the role of Marsh in view of the talent of this player. The Australian team started fielding Marsh to bat at number 3. Marsh also did special training for T20 cricket. Marsh had told in an interview that he practices only hitting sixes in the nets. Marsh benefited from this.
Marsh struggled with injuries again
Marsh, 31, has struggled with injuries so far in his career. Last year too, he was troubled by an ankle injury. He played the first T20 International match on 16 October 2011. But in 10 years he has been able to play only 35 T20 International matches so far. Decided to send him at number three in place of Steve Smith and he emerged as a hero. Finch said, “He is the best you will meet in your life.
Marsh played the best innings with the bat
Marsh’s form came on the West Indies tour on July 9, 2021. When this batsman scored 3 fifties in the five-match T20 series against West Indies. Marsh’s bat did not stop even on the difficult pitch of Bangladesh. On spin-friendly wickets, Marsh scored 45, 45, and 51 in 3 T20Is. After this, in the T20 World Cup 2021, Marsh scored 185 runs in 5 innings at an average of 61.66. The best innings came from Marsh’s bat in the final itself and Australia managed to win the T20 World Cup for the first time.