Mitchell Marsh has had an emotional fortnight. Having needed to rush to Australia halfway by means of the event after the passing of his grandfather, Ross, Marsh rejoined the squad.
But the all-rounder stored his feelings in examine after scoring his second hundred of the Men’s World Cup — additionally Australia’s third-highest particular person rating within the event historical past. Asked whether or not this was essentially the most emotional of his three ODI tons of, Marsh stated he was battling the situations greater than the rest.
“It’s always a great honour to score 100, but I was pretty cooked to be honest. I was just starting to cramp at that stage, so I was trying to keep my heart rate low and not exert too much energy. So, yeah, this one meant just as much as any other hundred that I have ever made,” Marsh stated after the match.
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Marsh was satisfied with the way wherein Australia has turned the tables round to arrange a semifinal date towards South Africa after dropping the primary two video games.
“We are really excited. You look back to the start of the World Cup and nine games seem like a long way away,” he stated. “With the amount of improvement with all cricket teams around the world there has been not one easy game. So to get to the semifinals is great. We are very excited about what lies ahead and the challenge that’s ahead of us.”
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Bangladesh’s stand-in captain, mirrored on the staff’s batting unit’s poor present proper by means of the event. Shanto confused on the necessity to persist with a set batting order.
““To be honest, it is better if we don’t (shuffle the batting order). But sometimes you have to do (shuffle) against certain teams, according to their strengths. But the less we do it, (the better it is). There was a lot of (shuffling) in the World Cup but it was done with a positive intent. If we don’t do it at all, even better,” Shanto stated.
Having batted at No. 3, Shanto additionally accepted the failure of the top-order as a cause for collective failure. “I don’t want to talk about individual players. We didn’t do well as a team. The top-order batters had more opportunities,” Shanto stated.
“If we had big scores from the top, we could have been in better positions. We are hopeful they will get big scores in the future.”