Andrew McDonald, the men’s national team head coach, has endorsed Mitchell Marsh, who is the most likely choice to captain Australia in the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the USA.

McDonald, chairman George Bailey, Tony Dodemaide, and the other members of the selection panel will formally suggest to Cricket Australia that Marsh be appointed T20I captain.

“I believe that Mitch will be reached by all roads, therefore we need to address that in some places. We’re pleased and at ease with how he’s been able to perform with that Twenty20 squad. We believe he is the World Cup leader, and I believe it will happen in due course,” McDonald remarked.

In eight games starting in 2023, Marsh has captained the T20I setup following Aaron Finch’s retirement. When Marsh was rested during the five-match Twenty20 International Series against India, Matthew Wade captained the team. The wicketkeeper-batter also skipped the team during the final Twenty20 International against New Zealand last month, with the 32-year-old all-rounder—who is now an all-format player—being rested once more.

Prior to the June 1 start of the World Cup, Australia has no T20I assignments. On June 5, Australia, who are in Group B, will play Oman in their first match. Matches against England, Namibia, and Scotland are scheduled for June 8, 11, and 15, respectively, after this.

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