Mitchell Marsh has revealed that Australia will rejig their batting order for their upcoming World Cup clash against the Netherlands, with Travis Head returning to the team after recovering from injury.
Australia have made a mixed start to their World Cup campaign, winning two and losing two of their opening four matches. However, they will be boosted by the return of Head, who is one of their most in-form batsmen.
Head missed the first four matches of the tournament with a hamstring injury, but he is now fit and raring to go. His return is likely to see Marsh drop down to number three in the batting order, with David Warner and Aaron Finch opening the batting.
The rejig of the batting order is a sign that Australia are taking the Netherlands match seriously. They know that they cannot afford to slip up against any team in this tournament, if they want to qualify for the semi-finals.
Why is the return of Travis Head so important for Australia?
Head is one of Australia’s most in-form batsmen. He has scored over 1,000 runs in each of the last two ODI seasons, at an average of over 50. He is also a versatile batsman, who can bat at any position in the top order.
Head’s return will give Australia a much-needed boost in the batting department. He is a match-winner, and he has the ability to turn a game on its head. He is also a very good player of spin, which is important in this tournament, where the conditions have been favorable to the spinners.
How will the return of Head impact the Australian batting order?
The return of Head is likely to see Marsh drop down to number three in the batting order. This is a position that Marsh is familiar with, as he has batted there a lot in recent years. He is also a good player of spin, so he will be able to complement Head well.
The rejig of the batting order will also see Steve Smith drop down to number four. Smith is another world-class batsman, and he is a very good player of pace. He will be looking to play a key role for Australia in the middle order.
What are the other options for Australia in the batting department?
If Head is unavailable for any reason, Australia have a number of other options in their batting department. Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, and Tim David are all world-class batsmen who can bat at any position in the top order.
Labuschagne is one of the most consistent batsmen in the world. He has scored over 1,000 runs in each of the last three ODI seasons, at an average of over 50. Maxwell is a big-hitter who can change the momentum of a game in an instant. David is another big-hitter who can score quickly and easily.
Australia have a very strong batting line-up, and the return of Head will make them even stronger. With Head, Marsh, Smith, Labuschagne, Maxwell, and David in their batting line-up, Australia will be a force to be reckoned with in this tournament.
It is worth noting that Australia have not yet confirmed their batting order for the match against the Netherlands. However, it is likely that Head will return to the team, and that Marsh will drop down to number three.
Australia will also be hoping that David Warner can find some form. Warner has struggled so far in the tournament, with a top score of just 36. However, he is a world-class batsman, and he is capable of scoring big runs at any time.
If Australia can get their batting line-up clicking, they will be very difficult to beat in this tournament. They have a very good bowling attack as well, so they have all the ingredients to go all the way and win the World Cup.