Former Australian quick Ryan Harris likes the idea of having an all-rounder in the Test team, but feels Mitch Marsh needs to be used much more than he has been.
Marsh has served as the team’s all-rounder, but Harris doesn’t feel he currently bowls enough overs at Test level to warrant his position.
“I like the all-rounder in the team, but I don’t think Mitch Marsh has bowled enough,” Harris told SEN Evenings.
“I don’t think they’re getting enough overs out of him.
“I’d like to see him bowling a lot more in the test match because he’s there as the all-rounder.
“He’s a very good batsman, but he hasn’t put the runs on the board with the bat so with being an all-rounder you’ve got two opportunities to contribute to the team and he probably hasn’t done enough with that.
“I do think he should be there. I think he should be batting at six and then give him more than four or five overs per innings. It should be 10 to 15 overs an innings.”
Harris doesn’t believe any other all-rounders in the country are ready to take the spot from Marsh.
“Everyone talks about Marcus Stoinis, but I don’t think his numbers are quite there yet,” he said.
“A lot of people would say that about Marsh, but he had a very good summer last year so I’d like to see him have another shot, but definitely more overs out of him.”