IPL 2023: Mitchell Marsh defends inexperienced Indian players after DC falls to another loss

Mitchell Marsh starred with bat and ball for Delhi Capitals in a losing cause against Sunrisers Hyderabad but defended the inexperienced Indian youngsters in the side for Delhi’s poor run in IPL 2023.

Published : Apr 30, 2023 15:35 IST , New Delhi - 2 MINS READ

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On Saturday, Mitchell Marsh performed like the man worthy of Rs. 6.50 crore investment that Delhi Capitals at the last IPL auction. As it turned out, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s interest in the Aussie all-rounder was instrumental in raising the winning bid.

Before Marsh walked away with the Player-of-the-Match Award for his four for 27 and 39-ball 63 on Saturday night, Sunrisers sealed a nine-run victory to remain one ahead of the last-placed Capitals on the points-table.

“It was very disappointing to lose that one, “ admitted Marsh during the post-match press-conference and added, “we always talk about small margins in T20 cricket and there were probably a few areas where we let ourselves down.”

Reflecting on his 112-run second-wicket stand with Philip Salt that raised visions of a Capitals’ victory, Marsh said, “It was a great partnership with Phil. I batted for the first time with him and really enjoyed it. Throughout this tournament so far, we’ve lost early wickets. So it was nice to be able to set a platform. Unfortunately, that couldn’t get us over the line.”

About his bowling, Marsh said, “I try to keep my bowling very simple. I try to use the wicket to my advantage with my cutters and slow balls. Nice reward for a bit of hard work.”

Sensing that the team’s bleak prospects of being in the playoffs, Marsh said, “I think everyone shares their disappointment about how things haven’t gone our way so far. But, our young guys are getting some valuable experience playing at this level, which will hold Delhi in good stead for the future.”

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