Shaun Marsh open to bat at any place in World Cup for Australia

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Shaun Marsh

The seasoned batsman Shaun Marsh is not setting his sights on particular batting position for Australia during World Cup 2019 and is flexible to bat at any position.

Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten half-century against West Indies in the unofficial warm-up match.

“I’d like to think I’m nice and flexible, I’ve batted from one to six throughout my career. I’m just going to try and enjoy the next two practice games and spend more time out in the middle and see what happens,” Marsh said.

Windies set Australia a modest target of 230 and Australia chased it down with utmost ease with more than 11 overs to spare. Smith top-scored for them with 76 and Shaun Marsh remained unbeaten on 55.

Marsh scored heavily against England in the five-match bilateral series which Australia lost 5-0 last year. He ended up as Australia’s highest run-scorer with 288 runs at an average of 57.60, including two magnificent hundreds. But the return of David Warner and Steve Smith has put his place in danger. Only one between Marsh and Usman Khawaja is likely to start and at the moment Khawaja seems ahead after a stellar series against India.

“It certainly gives you confidence if you’ve scored runs here in the past, it was nice to spend some time out in the middle and get my feet moving. I enjoy batting out here. Obviously, it’s a different challenge. The wickets are slower [compared] to what they are back home, and it swings around a bit,” he added.