Australia dump Shaun Marsh for Boxing Day Test as Usman Khawaja returns

Australia cricket, cricket australia, australia cricket team, west indies vs australia, australia vs west indies, aus vs wi, wi vs aus, shaun marsh, khawaja, cricket news, cricket Shaun Marsh had scored a superb 182 in a final Test in Hobart. (Source: AP)

Top-order batsman Shaun Marsh has been forsaken from Australia’s side for their second Test opposite West Indies, notwithstanding scoring 182 in a extensive initial Test feat in Hobart.

The 32-year-old Marsh and opener Joe Burns had reportedly been competing for one place in a side for a compare during a Melbourne Cricket Ground with Usman Khawaja returning from a hamstring injury.

“There were lots of talks about it,” Australia captain Steve Smith told reporters during a MCG brazen of a Boxing Day clash.

“Shaun is apparently unequivocally detrimental to skip out after a shining 180 in a final Test compare and 49 underneath a bit of vigour in a Test before.”

Khawaja had been approaching to lapse to a side carrying been personification good before injuring his hamstring, scoring 174 and 121 opposite New Zealand.

He afterwards scored 109 not out in a domestic Twenty20 compare on Dec. 20 in his lapse to a field.

Smith pronounced a enterprise for coherence during a tip of a sequence had been a cause that convinced it in Burns’ favour, notwithstanding a 26-year-old’s form slipping given he scored 71 and 129 in a initial Test opposite New Zealand in Brisbane in November.

Since then, he has scored usually 98 runs during 19.6 in his 5 Test innings.

“Joe’s been personification utterly good cricket, he scored a hundred usually a integrate of Tests ago,” Smith said.

“They (Burns and David Warner) normal 80 as a span and it’s flattering critical to have a good opening stand.”

Smith combined that his side also had an eye on their debate of New Zealand in Feb with a preference to keep Burns with Khawaja entrance behind to bat during series three.

“We were always articulate about what’s entrance adult as well,” Smith said.

“There’s been lots of talks about it and they usually trust that’s a best approach to go going forward.”

Khawaja’s lapse is a usually change to a side that thumped West Indies by an innings and 212 runs during Bellerive Oval in Hobart with Smith confirming that his gait battery was good complacent after securing feat inside 3 days.

“It all happened flattering fast to win in 3 days so they got that additional rest,” he added.

“They’re all bowing unequivocally good so good hang to a same attack.”

Australia: David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (captain), Adam Voges, Mitch Marsh, Peter Nevill (wicketkeeper), Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon.