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Mitchell Marsh joins the Australian squad for third Ashes Test

Australia have already gained a formidable lead of 2-0 in the series, with England looking terribly out of sorts.

Mitchell Marsh and Steven Smith
Australia’s Mitchell Marsh and captain Steven Smith. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia have not taken a single wrong step in the ongoing quest for the Ashes. As a result, they’ve gained a formidable lead of 2-0 in the series, with England looking terribly out of sorts. In an attempt to strengthen their team even further, Australia have added feisty all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh to their squad for the upcoming Perth Test. He’ll be replacing Chadd Sayers in the team.

While Australia won the first Test convincingly enough, England had almost usurped the second Test before Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc cleaned up the lower order to lead their team to another victory. The third Test would be a must-win affair for the English if they want to avoid the humiliating event of losing 3 consecutive Tests straight into the tournament. As if to squash any chances that England may have, Australia has decided to enforce their batting as well as bowling by including Mitchell Marsh.

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Mitchell Marsh finds a place in the Australian squad

As per latest developments, Mitchell Marsh has been drafted into the Australian side for the third Test against England, which is to take place at Perth from from December 14. Often described as a swashbuckling all-rounder, Marsh would be an invaluable addition to the squad, giving the Australian team a good balance in all departments. The breaking news was learnt from a tweet posted by cricket.com.au on Wednesday afternoon.

Marsh has played for Australia in all 3 formats of the game and can be counted on for his contribution with both the bat and the ball. Not only does he have 674 runs to his name in 21 Tests, but has also picked up 27 wickets in the process. The 26-year old has registered two half-centuries till date in the longest format of the game. His addition would fortify the middle-order of the Australian batting line-up and also, give them an extra seamer to utilise the conditions at Perth and cause some serious trouble for the England batsmen.

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