Australia has recalled the all-rounder Mitchell Marsh at the expense of middle-class batsman Peter Handscomb in the only change on the side for the Boxing Day test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Governor Tim Paine said Marsh's ability to support footballers was a key factor in his decision, but he acknowledged that Handscomb may feel hard to fall from a victorious team. The turn of the four matches is knit at 1-1 after the tourists' victory the first Adelaide trial of 31 runs and Australia took a 146-current victory in the second test at Perth.
"It's a long run, our bowlers have a very heavy workload and we think we'll need Mitch's bowling at some point," Paine said, according to Cricket Australia's official website, "I'm sure Pete will be upset I think he had conversations with the selectors that there are only a few things he would like to work and Pete is open to it. "
The five Handscomb, who scored a total of 68 races in four matches so far against India, still had a future as a batsman tester, Paine added. "Pete at his best will score a lot of testing and not just his batting, he brings a lot to our side in terms of his field, his experience and just as he generally goes for his cricket," he said. that he would score much more for Australia. "
On Monday, Australian coach Justin Langer approved the potential value of Marsh on a pitch that tends to try bats. The three-day warm weather just three days before the final test in Sydney also means that Australia wants to be particularly attentive to the workload of their first pacemakers.
The Australian team: Aaron Fides, Markus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Bers, Mitchell Mars, Tim Pain (captain), Pat Rums, Mitchell Stert, Natan Lyon,