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Marsh could be forced out of Perth Test with gastro

Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has reportedly been confined to his sick bed with gastroenteritis since touching down in his home state yesterday, and maybe in doubt for the third Test against India to be played later this week.

The 28-year-old left-hander is struggling with his form, having scored 0, 3 and 0, and if he plays, he would be eager to impress in front of family and friends at the WACA Ground when the Test begins on Friday.

Australian batsman Mike Hussey, however, expressed confidence about Marsh making the first eleven.

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

"He'll be really looking forward to playing on his home ground in his first home Test. The WACA crowd always give the local guys a huge welcome and a louder roar than any other player, so he's got plenty of motivation to play exceptionally well in this Test," Hussey added.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he performs well in this Test match, " Hussey said.

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