T20 World Cup: Mitchell Marsh addresses fielding concerns

Australia is set to play against Bangladesh in Super 8 match in Antigua

By Web Desk
June 20, 2024
Australia's captain Mitchell Marsh during a practice session - AFP

Australia captain Mitchell Marsh addressed his side's fielding concerns ahead of their T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 encounter against Bangladesh which is set to be played in Antigua.

The Kangaroos remained undefeated in the group stage of the T20 World Cup but their fielding lacked in their last game against Scotland where they dropped six catches. 

Three of the six catches were dropped by skipper Mitchell Marsh and he has vowed to overcome their fielding woes in their Super 8 matches.

Talking in a press conference ahead of Australia’s encounter with Bangladesh, Marsh stated “It was obviously not our best effort in the field.”

The captain also took responsibility for his three dropped catches, “I think I dropped three of the catches, so I take the brunt of that. But I think the thing we speak about is that we've got a lot of trust in our group. We had an off night in the field and this group loves to stand up in big moments and they all start now.”

Marsh also relayed that Australia is not taking Bangladesh lightly as they have qualified for the Super 8 because they are playing good cricket in the ongoing tournament.

“For any team in the World Cup to make the Super Eights, they're obviously playing some good cricket. We know in these conditions that Bangladesh are a strong team. So, we've got a lot of respect for them and hopefully, we can bring our A-game,” he added.

Bangladesh won three of their four group games against Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Nepal and lost against South Africa who have also qualified for the Super 8.

Australia’s schedule for Super 8:

June 20: Australia vs Bangladesh @ Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

June 22: Australia vs Afghanistan @ Arnos Vale, St Vincent.

June 24: Australia vs India @ Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia.