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Mitchell Marsh to play Sydney Grade Cricket


Sydney, Jan 16: Injured Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is trying to find his way back by playing Sydney Grade Cricket from Jan 24.

Though he won't bowl before the World Cup as he is still recovering from a right hamstring problem, Cricket Australia (CA) wants Marsh to get some batting practice before joining the team at the quadrennial event as a specialist batsman, reports news.com.au.

"At the moment he’s going to come back through his batting. The opportunity to have Mitch Marsh, one of the 15 best players in the country, for white ball cricket – I’m sure there will be a little bit of interest," said CA high performance manager Pat Howard.

The 23-year-old, who plays for Western Australia, does not have a grade team in Sydney so Cricket New South Wales (NSW) will run a ballot to fix upon who he should play for. Howard expects plenty of interest in his services.

Marsh initially injured himself on the first day of the Brisbane Test against India and then suffered another setback during his rehabilitation.

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