India vs Australia: ‘He’s doing his best’, Justin Langer admits veteran hitter is in consideration to start in 1st Test

Australia’s cricket team is in trouble with star batsman David Warner being ruled out of the first tryout against India that begins Dec. 17 in Adelaide. To add to the Australians’ woes, young Will Pucovski, who was expected to start in place of Warner in the day-night event, took a hit to the head during Australia’s A game last week, and may also stay out due to a concussion. -related matters.

In a recent interaction with reporters, Australia’s head coach Justin Langer was asked if the hosts could bring in veteran hitter Shaun Marsh to open the innings. Langer revealed that the left-handed hitter, who has enjoyed good domestic seasons, is likely to be considered for the role.

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“You never discriminate based on age. He’s doing everything he can, ”Langer told Australian broadcaster Channel Seven on Friday.

“His numbers in Sheffield Shield cricket, not just this year but the end of last year, were absolutely elite. There is no more popular player on the Australian cricket team than Shaun, maybe his brother (Mitch) actually. “

The 37-year-old Marsh has been off the test side for nearly two years since playing India in Sydney in early 2019, but the Western Australian southpaw has been in good shape on the national Sheffield Shield. Marsh scored three centuries in his last four games for Western Australia on the Shield.

“You can imagine I’m very passionate about getting the opening partnership right,” Langer said. “I know how important it is to a successful team.

“We will work on that and hopefully get the pieces of the puzzle correct for the first test match and beyond next week,” he concluded.