5 players who can earn an Ashes spot on the basis of their JLT Cup performance
Western Australia cruised to the JLT One-Day Cup title on the back of a match-winning knock by Mitchell Marsh in the final against South Australia. Throughout the tournament, WA dominated and their six-wicket win at Blundstone Arena in Hobart was evidence of their dominance.
The tournament was also filled with plenty of consistent performers, some of whom managed to catch the eye of the Australian selectors ahead of the Ashes that begins next month. While some might not make it into the side due to the wealth of talent that Australia possesses, others might just make it due to the glaring deficiencies in the current Australian Test team.
Here are 5 players who can earn an Ashes spot on the basis of their JLT Cup performance:
If there is one area that Australia are desperately looking for a solution to, it is the No.6 spot and a genuine all-rounder. Captain of the victorious WA side, Mitchell Marsh might be the ideal candidate to fill that void especially on the back of his recent performances.
Considering the fragile nature of the Australian middle-order, they are looking for someone in good form with the bat, who can also contribute with the ball. The Man of the Match in the final, Mitch Marsh was dismissed just twice in the entire tournament where he scored 338 runs at an average of 169 with a century, two fifties and a strike rate in excess of 110.
With a strong bowling attack, Marsh might well be the ideal candidate to fill the No.6 spot