Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis are back for Australia’s T20 World Cup

In the first T20 World Cup warm-up against West Indies on Wednesday, Australia called all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to return at No 3. Marsh will not do his bowling duties as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

Marsh’s return to the Australian T20 World Cup squad is good news for defending champions Australia because Marcus Stoinis is still nursing a side strain.

Aaron Finch, captain of the Australian cricket team, said he had nothing to give on the makeup of the team to play on Wednesday, with all to be revealed at the toss. Finch confirmed that Marsh’s status as a batsman-only should he be selected for the match against West Indies at Metricon Stadium.

Finch said he is being managed, he had his second bowl yesterday and pulled up well from it, and that is a real positive sign.

Moreover, Finch said Marsh has made that No three spot his own in T20 cricket. Moreover, he said I think the way he played in the lead-up and through the World Cup is so important to the way we want to play.

Finch said about Stonis that he is at a level where we think that he will be fully fit for that first game against England, and we were just conscious of the travel with a quick turnaround.

Moreover, he said It could be quite a high-risk game for some guys with some soft-tissue injuries, so he is just still planning and preparing there.

Finch said it was unlikely that all-rounder Cameron Green would play a part at the World Cup if Marsh and Stoinis prove their fitness over the next couple of weeks.

Finch said I am not sure at the moment and I don’t think so. He said Green had a really good tour of India, and it was a good opportunity for him to open the batting, and he will get more opportunities.

Finch said It is never easy when you are trying to balance up the side, particularly when the all-rounders are not fully fit at the moment. 

Moreover, he said that gives us an opportunity to keep tinkering with the squad, and we feel as though we have got our best eleven in the back of our minds, but it is just not everyone’s 100% fit at the moment.

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