Norm Smith Medallist
- Jan 12, 2008
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Marsh’s biggest problem I think was that he was very vanilla with the ball. He didn’t really do a lot with it off the seam or in the air, he wasn’t a bounce bowler, he wasn’t quick, he didn’t smash it into the wicket and bowl a heavy ball. He was steady but had no tricks and he didn’t have unerring accuracy. I can’t envisage a situation in which he would ever just run through a side
Even a guy like Watson as unthreatening as he looked with that tired run up and bulky action, he was actually very subtle with the ball. Marsh doesn’t have that
That spell at The Oval in 2019 showed that Mitch could reverse the ball, but I agree that Watson was a more intelligent bowler.
But then that shows that the theory behind Mitch rarely matched the reality.