Five-time world champion Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in a one-sided fashion on Sunday to capture the T20 World Cup for the first time. The hero of the team’s victory was Mitchell Marsh, who hit six fours and four sixes in 50 balls. The team will now play against England in their home Ashes series, which is slated to start in Brisbane from December 8. Before the team selection for this series, the statement of Australia’s head selector George Bailey is getting a lot of discussion. He has said that Marsh’s brilliant innings against New Zealand will not get much attention while choosing the team.
Marsh scored 185 runs at an average of around 62 in six T20 World Cup matches played in UAE and Oman, prompting former Australian legends like Ian Healy to back his selection in the squad for the upcoming challenge against traditional rivals England. did. To this Bailey said that both (T20 and Test) are completely different formats. “To be honest, that performance won’t be given much priority,” Bailey told NEN Dwayne World on Monday.
He said, “There is no similarity between the two, but you want to see players doing well at the international level, because it gives them confidence.” Bailey said, “I think it is not necessary that either one is the same. Let the rhythm of the format continue in the second as well and I don’t even think that winning the T20 World Cup will benefit you in the Ashes. I am failing. His average with the bat in this format is 25 and the bowling average is around 39.