AUS v IND 2018-19: Mitchell Marsh declared fit ahead of the Adelaide ODI

The allrounder missed the Sydney one-dayer with gastritis.

Marsh was seen net practicing in Adelaide | Getty

Mitchell Marsh has once again attained full fitness ahead of the second ODI against India in Adelaide on Tuesday, January 15. The fast bowling allrounder missed the Sydney one-dayer and subsequently hosts' 34-run victory with gastritis for which he was hospitalised as well. 

Vice-captain Alex Carey also intimated Marsh's availability and stressed that the 27-year-old remains an integral part of team's plans as Australia look to seal their first ODI series win in two years. 

"Mitch is good ... he's back fully fit and ready to go. He is going to have a bowl today and he will have a hit, so we will see how he pulls up," Carey was quoted saying by cricket.com.au

Carey also clarified the air of uncertainty around Glenn Maxwell's spot in the batting order. The explosive right-hander batted at No.7 in Sydney much to former cricketers Shane Warne and Mark Waugh's displeasure. 

"To have Glenn Maxwell sitting in the sheds ready to go with two, three overs to go, I think that's a pretty powerful position for our cricket side to be in," he said, "He has had lots of opportunities up the top of the order before ... you could argue the point he should be batting higher." 

"Personally ... it's pretty exciting to have that power hitting later in the innings. He doesn't need too many balls to make a big impact."

Australia lead the three-match ODI series, 1-0. 


By Kashish Chadha - 14 Jan, 2019

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