Glamorgan Cricket: Australia's Shaun Marsh joins Glamorgan

Glamorgan Cricket: Australia's Shaun Marsh joins Glamorgan

Glamorgan Cricket: Australia's Shaun Marsh joins Glamorgan

Bancroft was a surprise call-up in place of Matt Renshaw, and will make his Test debut in the Ashes - the first Australian opener to do so since 1993.

Marsh himself has acknowledged that he is probably on his last chance in terms of his worldwide Test career, but if he were to be available next summer in some capacity, Yorkshire captain Ballance would be happy to see him return to Headingley.

"Securing my County future for the long term has always appealed to me so I jumped at the opportunity when it came", Marsh said.

"He said he'll even bat like Shivnarine Chanderpaul if he has to, and face the other way", said Smith.

Glamorgan will sign another overseas player to cover the period of Marsh's absence if he is signed by an IPL team. As a result, Shaun Marsh drops to the middle-order.

But the 27-year-old insisted he would be ready for the moment when he hopes he is called upon by England - whenever that might be in the coming weeks.

"He'll be okay. It's part and parcel of playing cricket". After being criticised for his inclusion in the Ashes squad, the southpaw, who was expected to start the opener against England at the Gabba might miss out as he is reportedly suffering a back problem.

All indications from the tourists' camp are that Ball will play in Brisbane, preferred to the uncapped Craig Overton as England's fourth seamer. "I haven't really had a stiff neck like this one before".

"With the Ashes starting very soon I just wanted to get a message out to all the boys in Australia and wish them all the best for the first Test match, all the coaches and backroom staff as well", he said. "There is a lot of exciting young talent at the club and hopefully I can put in some good performances so we can bring some silverware to Wales", said Marsh, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. "I'll try and have a hit tomorrow at some stage".

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