Marsh boys gear up for WA games

This week is an important one for WA’s Marsh brothers – Shaun and Mitch. They will represent Western Australia in separate games being played at the same time and both are desperate to perform – or at least get through unscathed.
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Shaun takes the helm of the Warriors in the Shield opener against Victoria at the MCG, with an aim of pushing for Test selection for this summer’s Ashes series. Mitch will play for a WA XI against the visiting England side in a Tour Match at the WACA Ground. Both are coming off serious hamstring injuries that have hampered their careers.

Mitch is hoping he can follow his brother’s recovery. Shaun was in hot form in the recent Ryobi Cup tournament his month, averaging 76. He will be keen to perform in the longer form against the Bushrangers to give himself a chance of adding to his seven Test appearances.

Mitch say he has it in him and if Australia’s top order doesn’t perform early, the selectors are likely to give him a chance.

”I have no doubt the selectors will probably be looking at him. If he scores enough runs, there’s no reason why he can’t play Test cricket for Australia again.”

Shaun was dropped from the Australian side after a disappointing tour of India where in 2011-12 when he averaged just 2.83.

But he has shown that he is capable at the level. He averages 41 in Test matches, thanks mainly to a 141 and 81 in his first two innings, against Sri Lanka.

Promising all-rounder Mitch will play only as a batsmen against England. ”Obviously after missing an extended period time, I’m happy to playing any cricket,” he said.

”I have started bowling in the nets off a short run and if all goes to plan I hope to be playing as an all-rounder in a few weeks.”

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