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Australia opening batsman David Warner has announced that he is pleased to see all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the ODI squad for the upcoming tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Warner noted that the 22-year-old, who has been in exceptional form as of late, is a “special talent”.
“It’s great to see him fit and playing fantastic cricket,” Warner said. “The reports I’ve been getting is that he’s bowling very well, and I know he hits them as well as anyone.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what he produces when he goes over there.”
Warner expects the team to do “very well” in the tri-series since they are a “well-balanced” and “strong” side.
“It’s a very well-balanced team,” he said. “We’ve got three all-rounders there, a spinner, and Glenn Maxwell there as well who can bowl some off-spin.
“It’s a very, very strong team and I reckon we’re going to go very well over there.”
Warner added that the national selectors will have a tough time choosing the team to represent the country at next year’s World Cup.
“I reckon there are 20 guys [from Australia] who could play in that first game at the World Cup,” he said. “The good thing about Australian cricket is now we’ve got such great young talent coming through. We’ve got exciting fast bowlers, exciting batsmen and some wicketkeepers too.
“It’s going to a tough challenge over the next 12 months in all three formats for the new selection panel.”