India vs Australia: ‘The experience we need’, Allan Border names David Warner’s replacement for opening test – cricket

Australia is currently grappling with some major injury issues ahead of the long-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which kicks off on December 17 in Adelaide.

The Australians took a big hit after David Warner was ruled out of the opening test Wednesday due to a groin injury. On the other hand, Will Pucovski, who was considered a confirmed selection for the opening test, is now a dubious starter after suffering a concussion in the first warm-up game.

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As for Joe Burns, his poor form has added to the problems of the Australian think tank.

Meanwhile, former Australian captain Allan Border has come up with the name Shaun Marsh, who may be a “remediation” option for the starting position on an injury-stricken Australian team.

In a conversation with ‘The West Australia’, Border suggested that the selectors can also take a look at Marsh, 37, who has been in good shape at the Sheffield Shield.

“You could move Marnus Labuschagne to the top of the order. He has shown that he can handle the new ball; Hitting number three has to do a little bit of that sometimes. Marcus Harris has been in good contact; he could be one of those young bolters who could come in and do the job for you, “Border was quoted as saying.

“And just out of left field, I think maybe even Shaun Marsh could be one of those middle guys given the experience we need at the top of the order.”

Marsh has scored three centuries and 88 in his last six innings for Western Australia since October. However, the selection of the starting pair could depend on the performance in the final match of Australia A’s tour against India A which is scheduled to start on Friday.