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Turner added as Mitchell Marsh’s cover up for India ODIs


Ashton Turner has been called up as a cover up for Mitchell Marsh for the ODI series against India that will start on January 12th.

Turner added as cover for Mitchell Marsh

Indian team is currently having a good outing in Australian summer with their first ever Test series win in Australian soil and a drawn T20I series. After two successful series, India will take on Australia on January 12th in the series opener of the three-match ODI series.

Ahead of the series opener, Australia have experienced a blow in the form of Mithcell Marsh. Marsh has been recovering from gastritis at the hospital for the past couple of days and will not play the first ODI, coach Justin Langer confirmed.

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Ashton Turner, a handy middle-order batsman, and occasional off-spinner has been called up as a cover up for Mitchell Marsh in the ODI series.

“I remember when Mike Hussey came into Australian cricket, the thing that almost got him a shot in the one-day side was his running between his wickets,” Langer said. “That might sound like the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard but you watch Ashton Turner, the way he runs between wickets is unbelievable.

“He’s such a great athlete, it puts so much pressure (on the opposition). One of the hallmarks of great Australian teams, you think about Dean Jones and Michael Bevan and Michael Hussey, is the running between (wickets). It’s a basic (skill) but we’ve also been talking about getting players who can finish off innings and he’s shown that in what we can go off in Big Bash cricket, he’s in great form.”

“He can finish the innings off well, an elite athlete in the field and he’s also a captain,” Langer said. “You see the way he finishes off an innings that he’s a good thinker of the game like most of the great finishes and a really good leader, good person around the group. Very excited to see him come in.”

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