AUS vs AFG: Marsh Believes in Australia’s Recovery Ahead of India Clash

AUS vs AFG: Marsh Believes in Australia's Recovery Ahead of India Clash

In the recent clash of T20 World Cup knock-out stages the AUS vs AFG at the Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent, Afghanistan defeated Australia by 21 runs and their qualification hopes remained alive. Australian Skipper Mitchell Marsh believes that the team will bounce back in the clash against India on 24th June.


Australia’s qualification for the World Cup semi-final is in danger as they lost a most important game against Afghanistan, So they need a win against Blue Team.

“We have a lot of belief in our group. We are a very good cricket team. Yes, tonight we had an off night, but I guess there’s also a positive in the fact that in 36 hours we go again. I think if you look back at the short history of this team, I know for a fact that it brings out the best in our guys, so the boys will certainly be up and about for it,” Marsh stated as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

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“It’s all about trusting ourselves,” he added. “We’ve got a good bunch of people and I believe our best is up there with the best. So, we need to bring that on whatever day it is in a couple of days and move forward pretty quickly,” he added.

Marsh acknowledged that Australia’s fielding performance against Afghanistan was lacking.

“We certainly pride ourselves on our fielding. Can’t question the boys putting in the work. I think it’s no different from any other skill set. We put in the work, we didn’t execute in the field tonight and ultimately it played a part in us losing the game,” he said.

Australia had earlier chosen to bowl first and had held Afghanistan to 148 runs for six wickets. Australia then went 22 runs short of the target of 149 after failing to pursue it.

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Glenn Maxwell was their leading scorer in the game with 59 runs off of 41 balls. Afghanistan’s standout bowler was Gulbadin Naib, who got rid of four Australian hitters—Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, and others.

Naveen ul Haq conceded 20 runs while taking three wickets in his four-over stint.

AUS vs AFG Teams: 

Afghanistan Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Nangeyalia Kharote, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Australia Playing XI:

David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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