Marsh in line for Ashes call-up

Northamptonshire had been hoping to have Shaun Marsh playing under the County Ground lights this summer
Northamptonshire had been hoping to have Shaun Marsh playing under the County Ground lights this summer
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Northamptonshire Twenty20 target Shaun Marsh is set to be included in Australia’s squad for this summer’s Ashes series.

The West Australian was offered a deal to become the County’s second overseas player for the group stage of Friends Life t20 but turned it down after being advised by Cricket Australia to rest instead of venturing overseas.

But the 29-year-old, who made a century on his Test debut in Sri Lanka, could now be named in the 16-man tour party which will be revealed in Sydney tommorow (Wednesday).

Michael Clarke’s side, who are due to face Northants in a two-day fixture on August 16-17, begin their quest to reclaim the urn on July 10 at Trent Bridge.