Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images
Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 25, 2014

Mitchell Marsh reached his maiden half-century in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the tri-series against Zimbabwe on Monday. He did struggle initially to score the runs. But he is starting to look good. he has placed his innings pretty well. A good partnership with Aaron Finch initially allowed him to settle as Finch did the bulk of the scoring.

Australia skipper Michael Clarke has not recovered from a hamstring injury in time for the first match and he will not be be taking a part in their first match after a long break. George Bailey will be captaining the Australians in Clarke’s place. According to an AFP report, after using as many as 16 players during a three-match ODI series against South Africa in Bulawayo this week, Zimbabwe coach Stephen Mangongo says he will be better placed to field a side that can be competitive.