Shaun Marsh scored a century in the 1st Test at Hobart © Getty Images
Shaun Marsh scored a century in the 1st Test at Hobart © Getty Images

Shaun Marsh performance at the the Big Bash League (BBL) 2016 for Perth Scorchers was eye-catching, but he denies any news which says his performance was to please the Test selectors. Marsh’s innings of 76 from 54 balls was his best since he has been squeezed from out from the Test XI and Usman Khawaja has replaced him. Marsh has had an incredible 182 runs in the 1st Test at Hobart, but that failed to impress the selectors for the second Test. Marsh has been in excellent form at the BBL but at the moment he is not motivated to impress the selectors, which disappointed him earlier. ALSO READ: Australia drop Shaun Marsh for Usman Khawaja for Boxing Day Test vs West Indies

“Obviously I was a little bit disappointed but that’s cricket – I’ve tried to move on as quickly as possible,” Marsh said to Sydney Morning Herald. “Getting back with the Scorchers boys – it’s a great environment to be around. I’m looking forward to the next few games with them and trying to build on what we achieved tonight.” Marsh combined with man of the match Michael Klinger (90 runs off 58 balls) in the largest partnership in Big Bash League history posing a total of 171 against Melbourne renegades, which has been the highest BBL score since the league started. ALSO READ: Ashes 2015, 3rd Test at Edgbaston: Australia must select Shaun Marsh ahead of Adam Voges

“I don’t know ..you try not to think about it too much,” he replied when asked if he was in career-best form. “You just worry about every game that comes your way and keep working hard on my preparation. “Hopefully it continues – I’m really enjoying my cricket at the moment.” Marsh said that he had no trouble watching the Boxing Day Test where Khawaja was one of four century-makers and was happy that the team had scored a big win.