The emerging Australian bowler Spencer Johnson will be playing in the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. He came in as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Starc, who was forced to withdraw from the series due to a groin injury.
Captain Mitchell Marsh looks forward to welcoming Spencer Johnson to the squad; Marsh was impressed with his incredible bowling and is excited for the matches ahead. The 1st T20I between Australia vs South Africa is scheduled to take place on the 30th of August, and it will be very interesting to see how well the youngsters perform in this series.
Immediately after the T20 series, South Africa and Australia will play for the 5 match ODI series and then head to India for the World Cup.
Mitchell Marsh’s thoughts on Spence Johnson
In a recent interview, Australian captain Mitchell Marsh spoke about Spence Johnson and shared his thoughts on captaining Australia.
"We've got an extended squad, we've got some young guys coming in which is really exciting, seeing guys like Spencer Johnson, he'll definitely get a crack," Marsh said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "We haven't seen much of him, have we? He's had a few injuries throughout his career and he's sort of burst onto the scene last year.
"I remember commentating a game and he was bowling 150[kph] and swinging them both ways. He's an incredible talent. I faced him in the one-day final at the WACA and was blown away by his skill and his pace. Think he's going to feel right at home in international cricket".
Marsh spoke about captaining Australia: "Ultimately, hopefully I'm a good captain, if not I won't be in the job for very long. That's okay, I'm just looking forward to the opportunity," he said. "We'll get through South Africa and see how we go. I'm available to captain for as long as the team needs me. We'll see where it all ends".