<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <img alt="Clarke backs inclusion of controversial Marsh, Pomersbach in T20 side" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121108115459.jpg" title="Clarke backs inclusion of controversial Marsh, Pomersbach in T20 side" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Michael Clarke feels if both Shaun Marsh and Luke Pomersbach continue their good run of form, they should be included in the Australian team © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Sydney: Jan 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australian Test captain <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a> feels controversial T20 cricketers <a href="/tags/Shaun-Marsh/post" target="_blank">Shaun Marsh</a> and <a href="/tags/Luke-Pomersbach/post" target="_blank">Luke Pomersbach</a> should be a part of the national team in the shortest format.<br /> <br /> Clarke was quoted by <em>Fox Sports</em> as saying, "Fortunately I am not the Twenty20 captain, so I don't have to worry about that selection.<br /> <br /> "But if they keep performing the way they are performing, I don't see any reason why they won't be up the top of the queue when the selectors are talking about the T20 games coming up.<br /> <br /> "It's about performance. It is exciting for Shaun and Luke - they are very good friends and I know they would both love to play for Australia again."<br /> <br /> The report says that the selection of the two cricketers, currently topping the batting charts in the Big Bash League, would prove to be tricky as the cricketers have a poor disciplinary record.<br /> <br /> Marsh was demoted from the WA Sheffield Shield team last year after a boozy night in South Africa during the Champions League.<br /> <br /> Pomersbach was in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/IPL-2012-FIR-lodged-against-Luke-Pomersbach-on-charges-of-molestation/14714" target="_blank">thick of controversy</a> during the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year when he was accused of molesting and hitting an American national and her fiancé.<br /> <br /> The attacking southpaw, however, has been in top form on the field. He found support for inclusion in the T20 team from Clarke.<br /> <br /> "It's really exciting to see him performing well and I think the Heat deserve a lot of credit and (Heat coach) Darren Lehmann deserves a lot of credit for going out on a limb and getting Pomers to Brisbane," said Clarke. "Luke also deserves a lot of credit to have made the move to Queensland without having a contract that took a lot of courage."<br /> <br /> Australia are slated to play <a href="/tags/Sri-Lanka/post" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> in two Twenty20 internationals on January 26 and 28 respectively.