Australian all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh is determined to solidify his position in the Test squad through consistent performances. In preparation for the second Test against Pakistan starting on December 26 in Melbourne, Marsh has sported a new moustache, drawing inspiration from teammate Travis Head.

The 32-year-old expressed his motivation behind the facial hair change. “The moustache is simply an attempt to emulate Heady. My approach to batting during the Perth match reflects how I aspire to play cricket. Over my recent four Test matches, I’ve discovered my style and identity as a Test cricketer. I’m enjoying the experience,” Marsh said Fox Cricket.

Having evolved into a pivotal player for Australia in Test cricket, Marsh emphasized his enjoyment in the red-ball format. He spoke about finding his rhythm and identity as a Test cricketer.

“I’ve discovered an effective method. I aim to maintain a steady and consistent performance in my gameplay, making important contributions,” he added.

For a significant part of his career, Marsh faced challenges in establishing himself as a Test player due to various injuries. However, recent times have seen a shift in his fortunes. Since replacing Cameron Green in the Ashes 2023 playing XI, Marsh has become a regular member of the team. Despite the newfound success, he remains humble, acknowledging the competitive nature of the sport.

“I don’t expect to permanently secure a spot in the team, but I feel fortunate for the chance I’ve been given. I’m genuinely enjoying the experience. I have a well-defined role that lets me be true to myself, and I hope to remain a part of it for a bit longer,” he concluded.