T20 World Cup 2024: Mitchell Marsh issues official statement on Jake Fraser-McGurk’s omission from squad

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Mitchell Marsh and Jake Fraser-McGurk


Australia T20 captain Mitchell Marsh has spoken about Jake Fraser-McGurk being excluded from the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States. Mitchell Marsh said Australia has all bases covered and added that Jake Fraser-McGurk will have a bright future in cricket.

Jake Fraser-McGurk attracted attention for his outstanding performances for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. However, the 22-year-old batsman failed to earn a place in Australia’s World Cup squad. . Steve Smith also missed selection for the next tournament.

Fraser-McGurk scored a half-century in his debut match against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The right-handed batsman has scored 259 runs in six matches at an average of 43.17 and a strike rate of 233.33. He achieved the feat of scoring a half-century off 15 balls or less twice in the tournament.

Jake Fraser-McGurk is an exceptional talent – Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh praised Jake Fraser-McGurk and stated that he has conquered the IPL. The Australian captain predicted him a bright future in cricket and described him as an exceptional talent.

“Jakey is an exceptional talent. I think you know the way he is taking on the IPL, he has taken it by storm, everyone loves him and certainly the Delhi team enjoys his company and enjoys what he brings to the team and there is no doubt that he will. have a great future, wherever he plays,” Marsh said on Australian radio station SEN.

We have all bases covered within our team – Mitchell Marsh

The Australian T20I captain mentioned that they selected David Warner and Travis Head as the opening batsmen due to their consistent performances. Marsh stated that they have all bases covered and hopes the team does well in the tournament.

“But we feel like we have all the bases covered within our team. Heady and David Warner have been fantastic for us, not just over a long period of time but over the last 18 months in preparation for this World Cup (T20). “We are really comfortable that we have the right 15, which will hopefully take us deep into the World Cup (T20),” Marsh added.

It’s evolved pretty quickly – Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh mentioned that Fraser-McGurk would soon appear in international cricket. Marsh highlighted the young batsman’s performances in the IPL and Big Bash League.

“It has evolved quite quickly. There has been a lot of talent that has been identified from a young age. We got a glimpse of it during this year’s (domestic) Big Bash and you know the IPL is a tough tournament. “There is no taking a step back and that is certainly the way he plays cricket and he has an exciting future,” Marsh added.

Australia will begin their campaign against Oman on June 5 in Barbados, followed by a match against England on June 8. They will then face Namibia on June 11 in Antigua and Barbuda before concluding their group stage against Scotland on June 15 in Saint Lucia. .

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