Australia can get back to winning ways, says Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh said Australia’s lack of match practice was the reason behind failure in England Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sharjah: Aug 29, 2012

Former cricketer and selector Rodney Marsh believes that Australia have ample amount of talent and can soon get back to winning ways, adding that humiliation in England in ODI series was a one-off thing.

“A lot of hard work is being put into and I hope these efforts will start paying in the near future and we will start winning matches on a regular basis,” he said.

Marsh added, “Australia failed to fare well in England because of lack of match practice. The team is yet to gel under their new captain Clarke.”

Talking about the disaster in England, where Australia were beaten 0-4 in a five-match series with one game being washed out, Marsh said, “When you take the team out of the Australia winter and they have hardly played matches ahead of the series in England.”

“England is one of the best sides and they have won a lot matches recently. It was really tough for Australia and I hope that was a one-off happening and Australia will start winning matches because we have talent and we can bank upon that,” he was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.

Australia have started their tour of the United Arab Emirates on a winning note, beating Afghanistan comprehensively by 66 runs in their one-off ODI, and won their opening game of three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan by four wickets.