Marsh: Faulkner should be in the Test team

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Tasmania coach Dan Marsh says allrounder James Faulkner is destined to play Test cricket and should be selected for Australia's tour to Bangladesh in October.

Marsh, who is Faulkner's coach at state level, cannot understand why the 25 year-old is not in the Test set up after all his exploits in the limited-overs formats for the Aussies.

Faulkner is currently banned from the playing international cricket due to a drunk driving charge and is not eligible for the ODI series in England but is playing for Lancashire on the county circuit.

Australia will have a few new faces for the tour to take on the Tigers as a few senior players have decided to move on after the Aussies lost the recent Ashes series to England.

Marsh said: "I think James Faulkner should be in that team. I think from what he has done on the big stage he is destined to play Test cricket so for me, where the Australian team is at, I would like to see him be thrust into playing Test cricket.

"I know every time he's playing international cricket he has been an absolute star and I can't see any different for that in Test cricket, so I would really like to see him force his way into the team.

"I know he is currently suspended but I just think he is good enough to play Test cricket and I would like to see him do that."

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