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Gilchrist anoints Marsh as the ideal choice to be Australian Test team vice-captain

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MASTER blaster Adam Gilchrist believes Mitchell Marsh should be Tim Paine’s vice-captain as the Australian cricket team picks up the pieces following the ball tampering saga.

Gilchrist anointed Marsh, who skippered Western Australia in Sheffield Shield cricket before Christmas last summer, over more seasoned campaigners Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc.

His declaration of support for the 28-Test all-rounder came as Fox Sports announced Shane Warne would be joining Gilchrist in the commentary box this summer.

“I think a guy like Mitch Marsh could be a really strong appointment as Paine’s deputy,” Gilchrist told foxsports.com.au in an exclusive interview.

“Again, provided he stays fit, I see him playing a big role in being a core or foundation player for that team to be built around. He showed some really promising signs for WA in the last Sheffield Shield season. He could mature into a very good leader.

“Nathan Lyon is the more experienced but if I had to appoint someone, I would have Tim and Mitch as the combination.”

The three-time World Cup winning gloveman conceded he would not have been a good long-term option as Test captain due to the mental demands of the role.

Gilchrist filled in as skipper for six of his 96 Tests, with four of those matches resulting in wins, plus a loss to England courtesy of a sporting declaration in 2001 and a draw against India four years later.

But his own trepidation with taking on the full-time role does not mean Tim Paine can’t juggle all aspects of the job, according to Gilchrist himself.

“I found keeping and captaining very challenging and I don’t think I could have done it full time,” he said.

“You just get mentally challenged continually in the role. But I guess it’s the same for any captain. Your mind is always racing about the team issues and you have to find a way to switch back on to just your job.

“But I expect that Tim Paine will handle the captaincy really well, mostly because of where he is at in his career and life. He’s a little bit more mature than the average rookie.

“His experience this second opportunity he’s been given out of nowhere. He’s only just established himself in the team but now he’s a senior statesman all of a sudden. He’s a well-balanced guy and he will do well.

“I don’t think you should pigeonhole keepers as being unable to captain. MS Dhoni did it brilliantly well for India. There are guys that can do it. But for me personally, it would have been a bit too much for a long period of time.”

Gilchrist conceded these are “challenging times” for the national team, which has not played since a tumultuous South African tour.

According to the man that revolutionised the role of the modern day keeper-batsmen in Test cricket, ex-teammate Justin Langer was the obvious choice to take over from Darren Lehmann.

Langer and Gilchrist were key planks in Australia’s most dominant era of cricket and also spent plenty of time together in Western Australian colours when not on national duty.

Although Gilchrist was sympathetic towards Lehmann, who is also a close friend, he declared Langer was the right man to lead the team forward in all three formats.

“I thought Justin Langer was a spot on appointment,” he said. “Once Darren Lehmann resigned, Justin was the perfect guy to come in and take on that role. It is going to be a very big challenge for that player group and the Aussie cricket team and the broader circle around it.

“The legacy of this will be around for a while so they will have to work out a way to deal with that. There are challenging times, no doubt. But there are also opportunities to see who is up for that journey and that rebuild.”

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