I'll be fully fit for Pakistan series, says Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh is recovering from an ankle injury.

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Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh believes he will be fully fit ahead of the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Mitchell Marsh wants to play for Australian Test side once again.

"From my perspective and where I see the plan, I'll be fully fit for that tour," he told cricket.com.au.

"I've still got 12 weeks, I'll start bowling in three weeks so I'll be fully fit for that tour.

"My ankle is honestly feeling great and I've had no setbacks so far.

"I think the allrounder role is going to be really important if we're going to go with two spin options in those conditions."

Mitchell Marsh has been out of action due to his ankle injury. He even missed out on Australia's tour to England. Marsh who has played 28 Test matches for Australia has scored 1170 runs and taken 33 wickets. Marsh was one of the key players for his team in the latest Ashes series against England.

"It certainly took a fair while for me to find a bit of rhythm," he reflected earlier this year.

"I was quite impatient with my bowling when I came back. I thought I'd done a lot of hard work and it was going to be all good when I came back, but I was bowling powder puffs for a few months and that was quite frustrating."

"I've been through it a few times now so it's nothing I don't know," he said.

"I'm not concerned. Where my body's at now, it's a lot more mature when it comes to being able to get up to speed a bit faster.

"I know that generally speaking, when I get up to my long run, I need about 4-6 weeks to start to feel my rhythm. That will give me plenty of time to do that.

"When there's external pressure and hype around games where selection is on the line, I'll be using that as a dress rehearsal for the pressures of Test cricket from a mental perspective," he said.

"You've got to stick to your game plan ... and selection will take care of itself."

The 26-year old cricketer is looking very hopeful to earn his national cap back and play for Australia against Pakistan in the Test matches at the United Arab Emirates.

(Inputs from cricket.com.au)


By Kunal Kataria - 12 Jul, 2018

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