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Australia want nothing but 3-0 series win - Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh is also confident of reclaiming his place in the Test side
Mitchell Marsh is also confident of reclaiming his place in the Test side

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said his team is desperate to complete a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the ongoing One-Day International series.

After wins in the first two games in Sydney and Canberra, Australia have already wrapped up the three-match series. However, Marsh insisted that a 3-0 series victory will help the side regain some confidence following the One-Day International as well as the Test series defeats to South Africa recently.

"We're representing our country in the series and we want to win 3-0," said Marsh.

Marsh was a prominent member of the Australian set-up in all the three-formats until recently he was dropped from the Test side after the Perth game against South Africa citing poor form.

Marsh was also dropped from the squad for the upcoming first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane and the 25-year-old believes his aggressive nature combined with consistent performances can help him regain his place.

"I'm not in a rush to get back in the test side," said Marsh.

"But I know that I've got to score runs to get back, so that's all I want to do.

"When you're not scoring runs, you tend to try play with things in the nets to try and make something work.

"I think in red ball cricket, over the last couple of years, I probably haven't played my natural game.

"For me, I'm a hitter of the cricket ball. Probably over the next few months, I'm just going to bat like that and really back myself.

"I might get out a few ugly ways at times but I feel like it's going to give me the best chance to score runs and score big runs."

With only Big Bash league around in December, Marsh is targeting a return for the Test series against India by performing well in the T20 league as well as the Sheffield Shield game in the first few weeks of February.

"I've obviously got the (Twenty20) Big Bash but throughout that period, you've got a lot of time to work on your game so I'll certainly be doing that," he said.

"Hopefully in the second half of the year when I get a chance in the (Sheffield) Shield, I can perform."

The third and final ODI between Australia and New Zealand will be played in Melbourne on Friday.

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