Rod Marsh
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"Rodney William Marsh" Order of the British Empire/MBE is a former Australian wicketkeeper.

A colourful character, Marsh had a Test career spanning from the 1970–71 to the 1983–84 Australian season. In 96 Tests, he set a world record of 355 wicketkeeping dismissals, the same number his pace bowling Western Australia cricket team/Western Australian team-mate Dennis Lillee achieved with the ball. The pair were known for their bowler-wicketkeeper partnership, which yielded 95 Test wickets, a record for any such combination, and made their debuts and retired together. Wisden stated that "Few partnerships between bowler and wicket-keeper have had so profound an impact on the game."[ Cricinfo]

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'I would be interested to see where his future takes him, but he probably won't shout about it because he's such a humble guy.

With all due respect to Paul Collingwood, who is a fine player, he would be a negative option.

They don't worry about failure and they only think of the good things that can happen.

The key difference between the teams has been England's ability to play five specialist bowlers.

Sunil was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 runs, David was England's leading run scorer in his day and Sir Richard and Courtney have both held the world record for Test wickets so there should be enough experience amongst our ranks to enable us to undertake the task.

When things aren't going well, you have to bring youth in because the youngsters have a complete lack of fear. They don't worry about failure and they only think of the good things that can happen.

They've done very well with four pace bowlers and I'd be very reluctant to change that.

It's been a great series. England had to work hard and they've got their reward for some exceptional performances.

He leads by example, but he also thinks about the game as well.