Mitchell Marsh Expected to captain Australia in T20 World Cup 2024

The Australian coach Andrew McDonald has proposed that Mitchell Marsh is expected to captain Australia for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in June.

Mitchell Marsh awaits to Captain Australia in T20 World Cup 2024

Mitchell Marsh was the unofficial captain of the T20 squad after Aaron Finch’s retirement after the T20 World Cup in 2022.

Despite being sidelined from the T20 squad occasionally, Marsh has won back the status of three-format player.

Under the captaincy of Marsh, Australia won the T20I series against South Africa, West Indies, and New Zealand in the last 12 months.

With Australia having no T20 schedules before the marquee event in the USA, MC Donald has recommended to the Australian board to hand the full-time captaincy to Mitchell Marsh.

Australia’s ODI and Test captain Pat Cummins showed no interest in T20 captaincy.

“I think all roads will lead to Mitch, so just got to get that ticked off in certain areas,” said McDonald.

“We’re happy and comfortable with the way he’s been able to operate with that T20 team.

“We think he’s the leader for the World Cup, and I think that will just be a matter of due course.”

The all-rounder has been impressive during the 2021 season. Marsh has been part of the T20 World Cup side 2021 under the coaching of Justin Langer.

He was handed a top-order role during the season when Australia won the T20 World Cup title.

Marsh has played 54 T20Is and scored 1432 runs including 9 half-centuries at an average of 22.76.

Australia has been placed in Group B in the T20 World Cup 2024 campaign alongside Oman, England, Namibia, and Scotland.

Australia will be playing their first match of the T20 World Cup 2024 schedule against Oman on June 06 at Kensington Oval Barbados.