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Finch, Marsh turn eyes to white ball

Aaron Finch and Mitch Marsh will begin their preparations for the one-day series against India after being released back to the Big Bash.

Finch, Marsh turn eyes to white ball

Aaron Finch and Mitch Marsh will begin their preparations for the one-day series against India after being released back to the Big Bash.

AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.
AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Picture:Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Australia's axed Test duo Aaron Finch and Mitch Marsh will turn their eyes to the one-day series against India after being released back to the Big Bash League.

Finch and Marsh were both left out of Australia's fourth Test squad, as selectors searched for answers to stop India from claiming their first ever Test series victory in Australia.


Marsh was spotted having a white-ball hit in the SCG nets by the time of the lunch break on the first day, while Finch only narrowly missed being able to return in time to play for the Melbourne Renegades against the Strikers on Thursday night in Geelong.

Instead, he'll have one T20 match for them against Hobart on Monday, while Marsh will be free to play for Perth against Brisbane on Saturday.

The one-day squad, under Finch's leadership, is then expected to gather in Sydney next Tuesday ahead of the three-match series.

It will kick off a long warm-up process into this year's World Cup, with Australia playing a return five-match series in India and five more ODIs against Pakistan in the UAE later this summer.

The Aussies desperately need to overturn a woeful recent record in the format, given they have lost 18 of their last 21 completed matches.

Meanwhile Australia's 12th man Peter Siddle was also relieved of his duties, and will be free to play for the Strikers before returning against the Sydney Sixers on Sunday.

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