SBS – The 26-year-old underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year and faced nine months on the sidelines but returned for Western Australia in October and scored 680 runs in all forms of cricket at an average of 68.
- If selected, elder brother Shaun is likely to move to number five with Mitchell slotting in at six, where his medium-pace bowling will complement the all-out pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
- While Marsh’s improved batting had no doubt put him back in the frame, the all-rounder said his reconstructed shoulder was holding up well to the rigours of bowling.
- “Shoulder’s feeling really good, body’s feeling really good, got through the last two Shield games bowling, ready to go if I get the chance,” he said.
- Marsh added that his possible test return on his home ground, which was hard and generating good pace, would be special if he gets to play with his brother, but the job was to wrap up the series with two tests remaining.
- “But we’re playing an Ashes test and we have an opportunity to win the series so all I’m focused on, if I get an opportunity, is doing my job for the team.”