Marsh has been Australia’s most consistent top-order batsman in the ODI format in the last 12 months scoring at an average of 47.83 including three centuries at the No.3 position.
Marsh has been Australia’s most consistent top-order batsman in the ODI format in the last 12 months scoring at an average of 47.83 including three centuries at the No.3 position.

Shaun Marsh is set to be back in the Australian middle-order for the 2nd India vs Australia ODI at Nagpur on Tuesday. (ALSO READ: Dominant India seek improvement to extend lead over Australia)

Marsh, who is also recovering from a hamstring injury, was unavailable for selection in the 1st ODI, which Australia lost by six wickets, due to his late arrival in India after staying at home for the birth of his second child.  (ALSO READ: Finch’s form “hell of a headache” for Australia selectors: Ian Chappell)

Marsh has been Australia’s most consistent top-order batsman in the ODI format in the last 12 months scoring at an average of 47.83 including three centuries at the No.3 position. (ALSO READ: Khawaja unfazed by World Cup uncertainty)

This would mean Marcus Stoinis who came one drop in the Hyderabad in the 1st ODI is likely to be pushed further down the order and Ashton Turner, who debuted in Hyderabad, most likely to be benched to make way for Marsh.

Marsh’s inclusion with boost Australia, especially considering the the lean of run of skipper Aaron Finch, who was out for a three-ball duck in the 1st ODI.

In the three ODIs against India in Australia, Marsh was in good form scoring 54, 131 and 39. Immediately afterwards, he blasted an unbeaten 96 in the big bash league before a hamstring trouble  sidelined him for a while.

Likely XI: 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey , 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Adam Zampa, 10 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 11 Jason Behrendorff