Marsh hopes Rogers’ tips signals change


Now that he has been recalled to the Australia Test team for the umpteenth time, batsman Shaun Marsh hopes a stint under the guidance of Chris Rogers will give him a prolonged run in the team.

Rogers, a former opening for the Aussies who retired from international cricket after the Ashes this year, spent some time in the nets with Marsh in England working on some technical faults.

Marsh says the work with a fellow left-hander was fantastic and he now wants to transfer what he learnt into a game situation when he takes on New Zealand in the third and final Test at the Adelaide Oval, starting on 27 November.

The 32 year-old Marsh said: "Definitely Bucky [Rogers] was really good, over probably the last few months. During the Ashes, I went away with Buck and just worked on a few little things on my game.

"He was fantastic to talk to – his record speaks for itself. He's scored so many runs, so if I could learn as much as I could in that last little period in the Ashes I thought it was going to help my game.

"I'm just trying to hit the ball a little bit later. I've worked on a few little bits and pieces. I've felt really good over the past month in Shield cricket and feel like I've got a better game now to hopefully be successful at Test cricket.

"I've been a little bit inconsistent with my Test career so far, so hopefully I can really take this opportunity now and build some consistent scores. I'm looking forward to that challenge."