Cricket

Australia recall Marsh for Boxing Day India Test

2018-12-25 07:38
Mitchell Marsh (Gallo Images)

Melbourne - Australia have dropped Peter Handscomb and recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the third Test against India starting in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Handscomb struggled against a quality Indian attack in the opening two Tests at Adelaide and Perth, scoring just 34, 14, 7 and 13 across the four innings.

Given concerns that the Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch won't offer as much to the bowlers as those two Tests, selectors opted for Marsh and his part-time seamers to relieve pressure on Australia's pace spearheads.

The four-Test series is tied 1-1.

Squads:

Australia

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Tim Paine (captain), Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc

India

Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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