‘You’ve got to keep going’: Brad Haddin acknowledges ‘veteran hitter’s time is up’ – cricket

Even as team management scrambles to find out if Australia will play XI for the first test starting Thursday, with injuries to Will Pucovski, Marnus Harris and David Warner, former wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin is convinced that it is likely that veteran hitter Shaun Marsh is not featured in the tournament. scheme of things.

Marsh is not part of Australia’s test team, but injuries to several batters have caused the media to talk about a possible comeback. Haddin, however, is one of many former players, who feels that it is about time everyone left Marsh.

“I think Shaun Marsh’s time is up,” Haddin said on Fox Cricket. “The theater around him sounds great. He has started the Sheffield Shield season in good shape, he has played very well tonight, but he is 37 years old. Yo have to go ahead. Everybody wants me to play for Australia again because he’s a good person, but I think we have to look at someone else. “

Marsh was knocked out of Australia’s test setup following a mediocre run at the 2018-19 Border Gavaskar Trophy, which the hosts lost 1-2. In seven innings of four Tests, Marsh scored 183 runs averaging 26.14 in just half a century. He continued to play ODI until June 2015 before being banned from limited as well. Yet Marsh has racked up races on the Western Australian national circuit, with scores of 110 *, 115 and 135 clamoring for his return.

Like Haddin, Brett Lee is convinced that Marsh had his chances. “The hardest thing for me is when it’s on, it’s so good to see it,” Lee said. “He has had his chances; it has had its chances. It was probably injury that disappointed him more than form, ”said the former fast Australian.