Bulls and Heat coach sees future in Mitch Marsh

BULLS and Heat coach Stuart Law believes prodigious young all-rounder Mitch Marsh has matured and moved on from his past off-field indiscretions and is ready to "take the world by storm".

Marsh was one of the stars of Australia's recent one-day tour of Zimbabwe, including what could be a career-defining innings of 86 not off just 51 balls against South Africa.

In that same game he took 2-23 with his sharp pace.

It was a far cry from back in July 2012, when he was sent home from Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, where Law was coaching at the time.

But Law believes the in-form player, still only 22, has learned from his mistakes.

"Mitch is a terrific bloke - he is actually one of the better blokes going around," Law told APN.

"He made some bad decisions as a young kid, but now he understands his responsibilities and has learnt his lessons."

Not only is Marsh's character regarded highly, Law believes the sky is the limit for the West Australian.

"Mitch needs to work on his consistency so he contributes in every game, not just here and there," Law said.

"But he's six-foot five inches, or however tall he is, and he's strong as an ox.

"He has the world at his feet and he'll definitely be in the mix for Australia at the World Cup next year - he is an awesome talent."

Law added the Bulls had been preparing well for the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, starting October 4, pointing out his team had solid pace-bowling, spin and batting talent.

Usman Khawaja was a shining light for the Bulls last summer in their one-day tournament victory, but Law was expecting more from the former Test batsman this time around.

"He was great, but if he turned all those 60s he made into hundreds, he wouldn't have copped it from me, he'd be in the Australian team and we would have won our games a lot easier," Law said.

"But that's what I encourage at the Bulls and Heat - my players are always honest with each other, and that's how they improve their games."


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