‘We’ll need to be higher’ – Australia’s ‘slip-up’ to spin in Potchefstroom will not go unnoticed – Online Cricket News
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‘We’ll need to be higher’ – Australia’s ‘slip-up’ to spin in Potchefstroom will not go unnoticed – Online Cricket News

Australia’s stand-in captain Mitchell Marsh says his facet will study quite a bit from being uncovered by South Africa’s spinners in spinning circumstances in Potchefstroom whereas the health of spinner Ashton Agar is a fear after he was unavailable resulting from soreness together with his subsequent alternative to play earlier than the World Cup unknown due to paternity go away.Australia have been 140 for 1 within the fifteenth over chasing an imposing however reachable 339 for victory to shut out the collection, notably after the platform had been laid by David Warner, Travis Head and Marsh. However Australia misplaced 9 for 87 in lower than 20 overs to lose by 111 runs with South Africa’s left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and left-arm orthodox Keshav Maharaj sparking the collapse that included a weird run out of a shoeless Warner.It was a passage of play that actually would have been famous in Colombo, the place concurrently on a spinning floor at R Premadasa Stadium, India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm orthodox Ravindra Jadeja took six wickets between them as India defended 213, after Sri Lanka’s left-arm orthodox Dunith Wellalage took 5 for 40.

However Marsh believed the Potchefstroom collapse was not trigger for alarm.

“Hopefully we study quite a bit from it,” Marsh stated on the post-match presentation. “There isn’t any doubt we’ll be uncovered to these circumstances all through the World Cup and we’ll need to be higher. However I feel the final 12 to 18 months, it is our second lack of that interval and we have typically performed spin rather well. It is an space that we have totally improved in. So tonight could also be slightly slip-up and hopefully we are able to rectify that within the subsequent recreation.”

Australia may properly get spinning pitches of their first three video games within the World Cup as they face India in Chennai after which South Africa and Sri Lanka in Lucknow.

“Ash wasn’t obtainable for choice right this moment. In order that made it powerful to play the 2 spinners and Zamps, he is bought a giant workload developing, so we thought right this moment was a very good alternative to relaxation him and provides Tanveer [Sangha] a possibility.”

Mitch Marsh explaining why Australia solely performed one spinner in Potchefstroom.

Including to the priority is the health of their spin choices. Agar has performed…


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