Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh criticized the scheduling of the five-match T20I series between India and Australia that started just four days after the World Cup final. He expressed the hope that future scheduling would avoid such quick turnarounds after major events.
Mitchell Marsh, along with other Australian players from the World Cup-winning squad, opted out of the series. David Warner also later withdrew from the series. However, seven players, including Steve Smith, Adam Zampa, and Glenn Maxwell, stayed back in India.
Speaking to SEN Radio, Mitchell Marsh described the India-Australia T20I series schedule as “outrageous”. Marsh acknowledged that the players, who had just won a World Cup, deserved time to celebrate with their families.
“Yeah, it was pretty outrageous for the guys that had to stay behind. It’s a fine line because we’ve got to respect the fact we’re playing for Australia and it’s a series against India, which is always really big,” But there’s also the human side of it, the boys have just won a World Cup and probably deserve to celebrate for a while and get home to their families. It’s an interesting one. You’d hope there’s not too many of those series put on after big tournaments again,”