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Melbourne Renegades receive boost as Shaun Marsh returns for the clash against Brisbane Heat

Shaun Marsh is available for the upcoming clash against Brisbane Heat.
Shaun Marsh is available for the upcoming clash against Brisbane Heat.
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Modified 15 Jan 2021, 23:21 IST
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Melbourne Renegades star Shaun Marsh is expected to return to the side after missing the last two BBL games, owing to the birth of his third child.

Shaun Marsh is now set to be available for the clash against the Brisbane Heat. In Marsh's absence, the Melbourne Renegades ended their seven-game losing streak as they got the better of Adelaide Strikers in their last encounter.

Coach Michael Klinger will be glad to see Marsh return, especially after another crucial player, Mohammad Nabi recently departed to fulfill his national duties for the Afghanistan cricket team. The Renegades are still going to be without Rilee Roussouw, who has missed the last two games because of a hamstring injury. The South African is now eyeing a return in Sunday's clash against the Melbourne Stars.

Shaun Marsh's season so far in the BBL

The Melbourne Renegades might have struggled this season, but Shaun Marsh has done well individually. The southpaw, who is currently the leading run-scorer of his side, is ninth on the list of top run-getters in this season's BBL.

The 37-year-old has scored 247 runs at an average of 35.28 with a strike rate of 137.2. Shaun Marsh has managed to score three fifties in seven games this season, including a best of 87 which came in a losing cause against the Sydney Thunder.

Recently, Shaun Marsh was in contention to return to the Australian Test team after injuries to David Warner and Will Pucovski at the start of the series against India. However, he was ignored as Australia entrusted Joe Burns and Matthew Wade to open the innings in the first two Tests.

The Melbourne Renegades batsman indicated that he has accepted his fate and wasn't really expecting to feature in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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"There was a few funny videos (about a potential recall) getting thrown around, I got a few from a few of my mates from back home. I'm 37 now and haven't played for a few years, in Test cricket. I wasn't expecting a phone call, and I'm pretty comfortable with where I'm at in trying to play well for the (Melbourne) Renegades (in the BBL)," said Marsh.
Published 14 Jan 2021, 07:50 IST
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