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Langer backs Marsh for Test recall

The former Australia opener thinks Shaun Marsh should be considered for the upcoming Ashes series against England

Shaun Marsh's stellar one-day form for Western Australia means he should be considered for yet another Test recall for The Ashes, according to former opener Justin Langer.

Marsh finished the leading scorer for the domestic tournament, amassing 412 runs at an average of 82 for a Warriors side that breezed past South Australia to win the final in Hobart on Saturday.

"I've known Shaun since he was a little kid, I've never seen him bat as well as he's batting at the moment," WA coach Langer said.

Marsh scored 32 in the final but was upstaged by younger bother Mitch, who blasted his side to a six-wicket victory at Bellerive Oval with an unbeaten 80 off as many balls.

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The WA skipper clubbed nine fours as they easily chased down the Redbacks 9-248 with more than six overs to spare.

The Marsh brothers are two of many who can strengthen their case for selection as Australia's number six when the Sheffield Shield starts next week.

Fellow Western Australia player Hilton Cartwright, who made his Test debut against Pakistan last season, is in the running along with Victoria duo Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis.

Three first-class rounds will be played before Australia's squad is named for the series opener at the Gabba on November 23.

"I'm looking forward to seeing that contest leading into The Ashes and see who's going to grab hold of that position," Langer said.


"Whether it's Shaun or Mitch or any of the guys around Australia, the guy who can get Test hundreds should be batting at six.

"But I hope it's one of them."

Shaun Marsh, who averages 36 from 23 Tests, lost his national contract this year having averaged 19 on the four-match tour of India.

Australia has tried a host of allrounders in recent years including Mitch Marsh, who averages 21 at Test level.