In the recently announced squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka, the major name to be missed on the paper was Shaun Marsh. He has been ousted from the Test circuit for his poor form. However, the same lad is doing wonders for Australia in the ODI format of the game, especially, against the same opposition.
When Shaun Marsh was asked regarding the same, he ran out of answers, as he can’t figure out the difference. However, he admitted that his performances in the Test circuit aren’t up to the mark.
I have made a conscious effort – Shaun Marsh
Speaking of the change in performance graph in ODI format, Marsh quoted that he has made a strong difference in his mindset. Further, Shaun added that he isn’t sure whether his Test career is over or not but he is willing to do well for the country.
Marsh went on to say adding that it is disappointing to miss out in the Test format but admitted the fact that he hasn’t got the runs under his belt to claim a berth in the squad.
“It’s a good question, isn’t it,” Marsh told reporters on Wednesday. I’m not too sure. My Test stuff over the last 12 months has been really disappointing. But I have just made a conscious effort to go out there in this (one-day) series to just free my mind,” Shaun Marsh quoted.
‘I’m not too sure,” Marsh said. I have just got to focus on playing some really good white ball cricket now and we will see what happens. Obviously, it was disappointing (to be dropped). But at the end of the day, I just didn’t score enough runs – you’re there to score runs and I didn’t. So I tried to put it at the back of my mind and move on and just really focus on the white ball and … it has been going well so I just need to try and continue that now,” he added.
Well, Shaun Marsh has a sea-change in his performances compared to Test and ODI format of the game against India. The lanky southpaw is currently the reliable batsman for Australia in the final and deciding ODI of the series.