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Gilchrist selects Mitchell Marsh for Test vice-captain role

ANI  |  Melbourne [Australia] 

Former wicketkeeper-batsman has picked as an appropriate candidate for the role of vice-of the Australian team.

In the aftermath of the massive ball-tampering scandal that sent shock waves through the world, was named before he and were named as Australia's new ODI and T20I captain, respectively for the upcoming tours to England and in the absence of banned former

While Finch has also been confirmed as Paine's deputy for the five-match ODI series in the United Kingdom, wicketkeeper-batsman has been promoted as the vice-for a one-off T20I in England and a T20I tri-series in

With only vice-captaincy role in the Test side left vacant, Gilchrist suggested that could be really strong appointment as Paine's deputy.

"I think a guy like could be a really strong appointment as Paine's deputy. Again, provided he stays fit, I see him playing a big role in being a core or to be built around," quoted Gilchrist, as saying.

Though Gilchrist admitted that spinner could also be an option for the role, he believes the combination of Paine and Marsh would work out better.

"He showed some really promising signs for WA (as captain) in season. He could mature into a very good leader. is the more experienced but if I had to appoint someone, I would have Tim and Mitch as the combination," he said.

Gilchrist's comments comes just few days after Australian seamer had said that he and his fellow bowlers are open to take up the vice-captaincy role, with the country's cricket board mulling over the players for the vacant position in the Test team.

However, the Test side's new is not expected to be named by Cricket for few months, with their next Test assignment only coming in during their trip to the when they play against ahead of the Australian summer.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:50 IST