‘Hopeful’ Marsh eyes ‘baggy green’ against Sri Lanka

Melbourne: Australian Test hopeful Shaun Marsh has said he wants to use the one dayers against Sri Lanka to secure his place in the longer format of the game.

Marsh is hoping for a good show in limited overs cricket, so that he gets an edge, when the playing XI for the first Test in Galle is revealed. “Yeah, definitely. It is just going to be a lot of fun. I am going to challenge myself. It is going to be tough.

Sri Lankan series are usually very tough, it is hot and they usually doctor the wickets to their style,” Marsh was quoted, as saying by The Age. “It is going to be a great challenge and I am looking forward to it,” he added.

The 28-year-old left-hander also said he is fully fit and focused after a hamstring problem forced him to miss the World Cup campaign. “Obviously I have had my issues with some injuries and they have come at unfortunate times. I am feeling really confident within my body now, Marsh said. “When I was a young boy I always wanted to be on a Test tour and be a part of a Test team.

To get that opportunity now is fantastic and I`am just looking forward to the next few months of cricket,” he added.


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