Mitchell Marsh Captain Australia Coronavirus From Isolation AUS Vs WI T20Is
Mitchell Marsh is all set to lead Australia during their three-match T20I series against West Indies. Even though Marsh has tested positive for Coronavirus, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Marsh will continue to be the captain despite being infected with the virus. With Marsh at the helm of affairs, arrangements will be in place that everyone involved remains safe.
Among the new standard operating procedure with play continuing despite Marsh returned positive for a COVID-19 test, the player will have a separate dressing room. Moreover, he will continue to maintain distance from his teammates even as he leads them on the field. The situation, though unique, is similar to the way Cameron Green took field during the second Test match against West Indies at the Brisbane, Gabba. However, on that occasion, Coronavirus infected Green wasn’t the captain.
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Mitchell Marsh Prime Contender To Lead Australia In T20 World Cup 2024
Meanwhile, Marsh looks set to lead Australia in the T20 World Cup 2024 set to happen in USA and West Indies in June. He will be the skipper even in the T20Is against New Zealand which is when players like Pat Cummins and Steven Smith will all be returning to the squad, suggesting the team management’s inclination towards Marsh as the leader in this format.
For now, the focus shifts on the T20Is against West Indies. The first of the three-match series is scheduled to get underway at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart on February 9 (Friday). The action will shift to Adelaide for the second T20I on February 11 and Perth for the series finale on February 13.
Australia squad for West Indies T20Is: Mitchell Marsh (captain), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.