Australia recall Marsh for India tour
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:SE Marsh, JM Holland
Event:Australia in India 2009/10

DateLine: 9th October 2009


Left-hand opener Shaun Marsh has returned to the squad for the seven match ODI series against India in October and November. Marsh made a comeback to the side after recovering from a hamstring injury he had sustained earlier this year.


Jon Holland, who is currently with the Victoria Bushrangers to play the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 in India has also made it to the squad. Holland has been majorly successful with his left arm spinner for the Bushrangers and is also expected to play a key role for his domestic team in the Airtel CL T20.


National Selection Panel Chairman Andrew Hilditch expressed pleasure in the recent form of the Aussie ODI side in recent times, wherein they won 6-1 against England before defending the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.


However, major injury concerns to some top players will be a cause of concern for the Board.


“We do have four players unavailable for this tour due to injury. Michael Clarke is continuing his rehabilitation from back soreness and Mike Hussey will be the vice captain for this tour.


Brad Haddin continues his rehabilitation from finger surgery, following the injury he picked up during the Ashes series, and Tim Paine, following a fine ICC Champions Trophy, is selected as wicket keeper.


Callum Ferguson continues to consult specialists over the knee injury he picked up during the ICC Champions Trophy final and is not available for this tour. Nathan Bracken is also unavailable due to a knee injury."


Australia squad : Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Hussey (vice captain), Doug Bollinger, Jon Holland, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White