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Mitchell Marsh seeks Ravichandran Ashwin's help on spin bowling

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All-rounders always go for a huge price in auction and Mitchell Marsh has developed his reputation as an all-rounder massively in the last year. (Photo Source: BCCI)

It is no secret that the Aussies don’t like facing spin on Indian tracks. Coincidentally, Mitchell Marsh happens to be one of those proud Aussies who loathes spin bowling. However, the Australian all-rounder has a remedy for his unfortunate predicament. In a recent interview, Marsh stated that he is receiving help from Ravichandran Ashwin.

The duo is teammates in their franchise, the Rising Pune Supergiants. He is working on playing spin on the turning subcontinent pitches with his teammate Ashwin. The expertise will help him play spin bowling on the dry tracks of Sri Lanka when the Aussies tour them shortly after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League.

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The Australian stated, “I’ve spoken a lot to him at training which is really good. We play India a lot, so the more I can face him, the more I can watch the ball coming out of his hand and hopefully be able to combat that when we play India.”

Mitchell Marsh has also added that it is important to understand what and where he bowls, and Ashwin is helping Marsh understand the mind of a spinner.

Marsh stated, “For me it’s just trying to understand where he bowls it and why he bowls there. Not only to combat just his bowling but every other spinner out there and understanding what other spinners are trying to do when the ball is turning and the wickets are a little bit slower, which is something we’re not used to.”

“I feel like I’ve got the power game to be able to hit boundaries but the best players in the world get off strike almost every ball, certainly in Twenty20 cricket. That’s what I’m working on and keep learning off guys like both Ashwin’s.”

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