Shaun Marsh can bat, no doubt about it — when he manages to concentrate, that is — it’s his inconsistency that has had him dropped in the past, not his inability to bat.
But it seems you can’t have one Marsh without the other, so we’re stuck with little brother Mitch yet again. As a bowler, he should be restricted to a tennis ball; as a batsman he’s a frigging club No.8, and a mediocre one at that.
Look at Mitch’s Test Match record:
He’s batted in 21 Tests (yes, that many!) for a total of 674 runs: that’s an average of 21.74. Two 50s, NO centuries — a highest score of 87.
As for bowling: 1,897 balls bowled for 29 wickets at an average of 37.48. He’s never had a 5-wicket haul — his best bowling is 4/61.
He’s utterly ordinary - in fact he’s downright mediocre, just like his old man, Swampy, was.
The way Pat Cummins is batting, we’ve already got an all-rounder in the team — but If they really need another allrounder, a Sand-groping one, Stoinis is the real deal.
The sooner we get Swampy’s bosom buddies out of the selectors’ seats, the better.
Pass the sick bag.