Mitchell Marsh reveals Australia’s T20 batting order ahead of New Zealand series

Australian T20I captain Mitchell Marsh has shed light on the batting order for the Aussie T20 national side ahead of the upcoming series against New Zealand. Marsh disclosed that the top three spots are “pretty much set,” with himself batting third, while Travis Head and David Warner will open the innings.

With Marsh, Head, and Warner demonstrating exceptional cooperation and performance in previous years, there is little uncertainty regarding their responsibilities in the upcoming World Cup. Additionally, Glenn Maxwell’s recent success at number four, including a memorable 120 from 55 balls against the West Indies, and Tim David’s steady contributions at six in the same T20I campaign, further solidify Australia’s top order.


While acknowledging that “our top order is pretty set,” Marsh provided no hints regarding the likely middle-order lineup for the 15-member squad in New Zealand. However, he refrained from revealing Steve Smith’s position, stating that the team’s lineup would be announced at the toss.

Marsh emphasized Australia’s batting depth, expressing confidence that it will continually put them in a position to continue attacking. He highlighted the team’s ability to back their skills, even in challenging situations, attributing their success to a batting lineup that extends down to eight or nine.

The series against New Zealand is scheduled from February 21-25, followed by a two-match Test series starting on February 29. This bilateral series marks the final preparations for the Australian side ahead of the much-awaited T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States of America.