Before the eagerly awaited Ashes series in June of this year, the mind games have already begun. Former England captain Michael Vaughan proposed the Australian squad switch its opening duo in light of Stuart Broad and James Anderson’s successes against left-handed hitters.
In red-ball cricket, the Australian squad has experienced varied degrees of success with the opening partnership of David Warner and Usman Khawaja. Michael Vaughan believes that Mitchell Marsh should bat first for Australia since Australia’s starting openers might struggle against Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
According to Vaughan, Marsh could contribute a few overs with the ball and the visitors might benefit from his aggressive stance at the crease on fast bowler-friendly English pitches. The talented Australian all-rounder is presently playing for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Since it gets him on the team, I would honestly consider Mitchell Marsh to open the batting. He can pitch you a few innings. He performed admirably against England. Being a right-hander, he might choose to be aggressive. No bowler enjoys chasing runs. Why not try something a little different? Everyone else who has opened the batting for Australia in the recent series has struggled. Telling The Age, Vaughan.
Why would you want to strike out Broad and Anderson against two left-handers? James Anderson, who is still performing at a high level despite his advanced age, was praised by Vaughan Vaughan, who used this to further emphasize his point. He advised the Australians to examine their top order since using two left-handed openers may give England’s seasoned fast-bowling combo an advantage.
“Anderson is bowling at an all-time high. Even though it’s a common pun, he does appear to be growing better with age. He has left-handed bowlers on a string and enjoys doing so. I would really, really examine the top of their order if I were Australia. Why would you want to strike out Broad and Anderson after two left-handed pitchers? Vaughan threw in.