Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has admitted that his poor performances in the recently concluded UAE tour against Pakistan resulted in question marks over his abilities, ahead of the first Test against India at Adelaide.
"After the UAE, there's no doubt that there were a few question marks about me," he said.
"But I'm really pumped if I'm selected to get out there in front of Australian crowds again. It's a great time of year and I'm feeling good.
Australian Test legend Geoff Lawson recently slammed all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, terming him as someone he would not be selecting at any cost, ahead of the declaration of the final XI for the first Test against India at Adelaide.
“Given the 14 they’ve named, Peter Siddle and Chris Tremain are the extra fast bowlers.. they are not going to get a run at the moment. The other person I would leave out is Mitchell Marsh,” Lawson told Bill & Boz.
“Mitchell Marsh has had his opportunity. He’s averaging 26 over 30 odd Test matches, he’s hardly bowling at all."
“He’s not providing the all-rounder values. There is no way I’m playing Mitch Marsh,” he added.
However, Marsh is simply focussing on ensuring excellent performances in the upcoming Test series, cementing his position in the team.
"I'm doing my best to make the No.6 position my own in this team and that's all I can do."
The first Test between India and Australia is all set to take place on 6 Decemeber at Adelaide.