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Australia recall Mitchell Marsh for third Test in Perth

Mitchell Marsh has been consistent for Western Australia
Mitchell Marsh has been consistent for Western Australia

Australia have recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the third Test against England to be played at WACA Ground in Perth.

The 26-year-old has been drafted in the place of uncapped seamer Chadd Sayers, who failed to get a game in the first two Tests of the series.

Marsh has played 21 Tests for Australia previously and has scored 674 runs while snaring 29 wickets in it with his last appearance coming in March during the away tour of India where he injured his shoulder and needed a surgery.

Since his comeback from injury, Marsh has been a consistent performer for his state team Western Australia in both List A and First Class games.

Though, the only chance for Marsh to break into the playing XI is in the place of Peter Handscomb, who has managed scores of 14, 36 and 12 in his three innings in the series and has looked tentative at the crease.

The third Test will be played between 14th and 18th December with Australia having a 2-0 lead in the series following wins in Brisbane and Adelaide.

Australia squad for the Third Test in Perth:

David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith (captain), Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc

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