Shaun Marsh credits Moody for turnaround

Shaun Marsh is likely to make his Test debut in the second match against Sri Lanka Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Galle: Sep 5, 2011

Left-handed Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, who is slated to make Test debut in place of the injured Ricky Ponting in the second Test match against Sri Lanka, has thanked his former coach Tom Moody for turning things around for him.

Marsh, expected to be awarded the baggy green, shared with The Herald Sun, “I remember when he first came and took the reins as coach, I had a meeting with him and we sort of sat down and he panned out things for me.”

“He pretty much said, ‘You can stay with me and work hard and do things my way and I’ll make you a better cricketer or you can walk out the door’.”

“I owe Tom a great deal for that and I’ve certainly turned things around when he took over. I was just not training hard enough, not giving cricket 100 per cent.”

The 28-year-old batsman has played 35 One-Day Internationals and scored 1, 244 runs at an average of 36. 58, including two hundreds.