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Shaun Marsh will hope to grab the attention of the selectors when he features in the Australia A side that will take on England in the tour game at Hobart on Wednesday © Getty Images

Nov 2, 2013

Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh have made their way back to the field after a string of injuries and are raring to go in a bid to find themselves in Australia‘s squad for the upcoming Ashes 2013-14.

Shaun last played Test cricket for Australia in 2011 and was dropped after poor showing in the home series against India. Mitchell has played four One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty 20s for Australia and is considered as a bright prospect for Australia’s future in all forms of the game.

According to www.cricket.com.au, Mitchell has shed five kilograms and is eager to make his opportunities to play for Australia count. He scored 58 and 62 against England in the tour game at WACA and could be in line to receive an early Ashes call-up with Watson struggling with a hamstring injury during the final ODI against India.

Shaun too can impress the selectors when he bats for Australia A against England in the four-day game, starting on Wednesday in Hobart.

Former Australian cricketer and father of Shaun and Mitchell, Geoff Marsh had a valuable piece of advice for the duo.

“Like every cricketer in Australia, you have to get on the park and perform consistently at domestic level,” Geoff said.

“If you perform consistently, then you’ll be a chance to play for Australia. But until you do that, don’t expect to be picked. Mitch set a goal this year to really work on his batting. The last couple of years, he spent a lot of time playing Twenty20 and one-day cricket.

“If you’re a young player batting at No.6 in those games, you don’t develop as fast as when you’re focusing on four-day cricket,” he added.