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Marsh out of crucial one day decider

Western Australia veteran Shaun Marsh will miss the final match of the Marsh Cup season against Tasmania, withdrawing from the match due to personal reasons.

Brother Mitchell Marsh will lead the side in his absence for the winner takes all contest, Western Australia needing one bonus point from the clash and Tasmania two in order to usurp Queensland from second spot and secure a spot in the final against New South Wales.

Despite losing the experienced left hander Western Australia have added plenty of firepower for the Tigers clash, Mitchell Marsh joined by Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff and Josh Philippe in the 13 man squad, with all five playing their first game of the tournament after their Australian commitments in New Zealand in February/March.

Matthew Wade will lead Tasmania for the clash, Ben McDermott recovering from a hamstring strain to add some top order batting depth for the visitors.

Play commences at 9:30 AM WST, with 91.3 Sport FM's live ball by ball coverage from 9:20 AM.

WA squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Green, Liam Guthrie, Josh Inglis, David Moody, Lance Morris, Josh Philippe, D'Arcy Short, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman.

Tasmania squad: Matthew Wade (c), Tom Andrews, Jackson Bird, Jake Doran, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Mitch Owen, Tim Paine, Alex Pycroft, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Jordan Silk, Beau Webster.


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