Australia have recalled allrounder Mitch Marsh for the Boxing Day Check towards India, dropping struggling batsman Peter Handscomb.
It’s the second time in as a few years Handscomb has been dropped two Assessments into the summer season, with Marsh’s part-time seamers getting him the nod on the MCG.
“I’m positive Pete can be upset. I believe he’s had conversations with the selectors that there’s just a few issues he must work on and Pete is open to that,” captain Tim Paine instructed reporters.
AUSTRALIA XI: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
Extra to return.