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Allrounder Mitchell Marsh endured a tough tour of UAE where Australia lost a two-Test series to Pakistan 1-0. He made 30 runs during the series before being dropped for the ongoing home ODI series against South Africa.

Marsh was out lbw thrice out of his four innings in the UAE which prompted him to work on few things as he reviewed the footage of his batting from the tour.

Having worked on them and making a statement with a superb 151 while captaining Western Australia in Sheffield Shield, Marsh feels he’s been batting really well and hopes to extend his form.

“I feel like I’m batting really well. I came home and looked at a lot of footage from the UAE and tinkered with a few things,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “My eyes weren’t quite level at the point of release … I tend to fall over at times and get hit on the pad which we saw. It was really good practice for me on the wicket in Brisbane because it’s very similar to the UAE. A lot of attacking the stumps from the bowlers.

Having left behind his woeful form in the UAE, Marsh is enjoying his cricket and looking forward to the India Test series that starts from next month. “The UAE is in the past now, we’ve got a big summer ahead and hopefully I can continue this form. At the end of the day I’m playing cricket and doing something that I love and I love captaining Western Australia,” he said.

His return to form must have been noticed by the national selectors but when questioned if he would be able to make the Test side, Marsh replied, “It’s a good question. I don’t think it’s for me to say. JL (Justin Langer) always says the only currency is runs.”