Australian, The – Marsh to be deputy, Finch in line for surprise call

MITCHELL Marsh is poised to be offered the Australian Test vice-captaincy today, and Aaron Finch has firmed for a shock call-up.

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  • Marsh to be deputy, Finch in line for surprise callMITCHELL Marsh is poised to be offered the Australian Test vice-captaincy today, and Aaron Finch has firmed for a shock call-up.
  • Marsh was always a certain selection but his unbeaten hundred for Australia A in India, along with the overs he bowled in his comeback from injury, look to have secured his ascension to official leadership duties as Tim Paine’s deputy.
  • Players were yet to be notified last night, but it was understood Finch was looming as a likely pick as selectors look to give Australia’s decimated top order an injection.
  • Most recently, Cricket Australia banned Steve Smith’s deputy David Warner from ever serving in a leadership position again following his ­involvement in the infamous ball-tampering events in South Africa this year.
  • Australia’s possible 15-man Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Mitchell Marsh (v-c), Matthew Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Joe Burns, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jon Holland, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar, Peter Siddle/Michael Neser, Marnus Labuschagne/Travis Head.

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