Mitchell `one Test innings away` to become best Oz all-rounder: Shaun

Melbourne : Australian top-order batsman Shaun Marsh believes his brother Mitchell Marsh is just `one Test innings away` to cement himself as the country’s best all-rounder in all formats.

Mitchell produced an impressive performance with both bat and ball in the recently-concluded Caribbean tri-series, including his unbeaten 79-run knock that helped Australia secure their spot in the finals of the tournament.

An elated brother insisted that his performance in the final group match was a real stepping stone in his career.

“He’s still pretty young, Mitch, he’s only 24. To have that in him to guide his country into a final, in a big game like that, against quality opposition, was a real stepping stone for him,” Shane was quoted as saying by

Shaun observed Mitchell is turning into a mature cricketer with each passing game.

“He’s going really well, he’s learning every game he’s playing and maturing into the cricketer we all know Mitch can be,”he said.

Shaun, who wants Mitchell to display similar kind of batting performances in Test arena, believes the 24-year-old is potential enough to bat at number four spot for Australia in all formats.

“I’ve got no doubt in Mitch’s ability that he could get to that at some stage.I’m sure Mitch knows himself he’s got a bit of work to do. I know he’s working really hard and if he keeps doing that I’ve got no doubt he can get to that position,” he added.

Mitchell also contributed modest 32 runs in his side’s innings before bagging three wickets to help his side clinch a 58-run win over hosts West Indies in the finals. (ANI)