Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Paine: Marsh Recalled to Give Aussie Bowlers Rest

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Paine: Marsh Recalled to Give Aussie Bowlers Rest

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AUSTRALIA captain Tim Paine said the recall of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the side to face England at the Oval is a bid to look after his fast bowlers.

Paine revealed on the eve of the fifth Ashes Test that Marsh will take Travis Head's place.

"They bowled a lot of overs and had a big workload on them," Paine said.

"We want to be able to look after our fast bowlers. Mitchell Marsh had a couple of hundreds so he can do a job with the bat as well.

"We spoke a lot about needing to pick our attacks in England. We are going to have them fresh and ready to go for the home summer.

"The reason Travis is not playing is because we feel we need a bit of extra bowling at the end of the series and Mitch is an allrounder.

"Travis has had a fantastic start but we want to get the make up right to win this Test match and we have to make a tough call on someone. …

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