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Marsh battling gastro problems

As if poor form was not enough, Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is also battling a bout of gastro but is still expected to play in the third cricket Test against India starting here on Friday.

cricket Updated: Jan 09, 2012 23:59 IST

As if poor form was not enough, Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is also battling a bout of gastro but is still expected to play in the third cricket Test against India starting here on Friday.

Marsh, who has scores of 0, 3 and 0 in the series so far, was to address the media here this morning but skipped the conference due to the ailment. The 28-year-old left-hander comes in at the crucial number three slot in the batting order. Michael Hussey who spoke to media in Marsh's absence said the batman would be fit in time.

"I'm sure he's fine and he'll be at training tomorrow with the boys, preparing as well as he can," Hussey said.

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