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Marsh wants his Aussie place back

Posted by on April 21, 2011 0 Comment

Shaun Marsh is no stranger to success in the IPL and the Australian is confident of producing his best form for the Kings XI Punjab as the season wears on.

The left-hander starred in the first edition of the tournament in 2008, taking home the orange cap as the competition’s top run-scorer. Having been through a frustrating period of persistent injuries ever since, Marsh is now confident of a return to his best form for the Kings XI.

“I had a great first IPL and had a lot of fun,” the 27-year old told PTI.

“I had few injuries which somewhat made my ride a little bumpy one. I am confident that I can find the same rhythm this time. Playing and performing at the highest level consistently is what I am aiming for.”

Marsh, who has had a slow start to the fourth edition of the Twenty20 tourney – 13 runs from two innings – is hoping to use this season’s competition as a platform to press for Australian selection, with the ultimate goal being a chance to play Test cricket for his country.

He added: “I am feeling pretty good at the moment. It was a bit frustating (getting injured) but you can’t do much with the injury situation. Obviously, if I perform well in the IPL, then it will help me win back my place in the Australian team. If I score few runs, then I will be in their scheme of things.

“It’s my dream to play Test cricket for Australia. Wearing the baggy green is an ultimate for any Australian cricketer. My aim is to keep working hard and keep scoring runs and I am sure I will make it to the Test squad.” Cricket365

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