Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh who was the part of Delhi Capitals in the recently concluded Indian Premier League has now opened up on team’s campaign in the tournament.
Delhi Capitals failed to finish in the final four for the first time since 2019.
Delhi Capitals needed to beat Mumbai Indians in their final league fixture, which would have secured their playoffs berth. But the Ricky Ponting-coached side lost by five wickets and were dumped out of IPL 2022, and Royal Challengers Bangalore sneaked in.
“It was a shame we couldn’t get into the (IPL) finals. I got the real sense for how he (head coach Ricky Ponting) cares for his players and that was probably how he was as a captain and a leader of a team — it’s the way he makes you feel. He made me feel like a really important player for Delhi,” said the 30-year-old Marsh.
Going forward, Marsh now wants to take his IPL form into the three-match T20I series vs Sri Lanka starting June 7 and subsquently into the five-match ODI series against the Islanders.
“I’ve loved batting at number three, and I’ve been there a bit over 12 months now. I certainly feel like that’s my best positioning in T20 cricket, and I’ve loved batting in the power play, I’ve batted a lot with David Warner and had some great partnerships with him — it’s been really enjoyable.
“Hopefully, I can keep being as consistent as I possibly can at number three and stay up there. International cricket is really hard, but you’ve got to believe that you belong here, and I think over the last 12 months, I’ve really gained the belief that my best can match up with anyone in the world,” Marsh added.