Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh is confident that captain Tim Payne will be the opener in the upcoming Test series against India. Australia are battling injuries ahead of the first Test at De Daled on December 1 and top players like David Warner will not be able to play in the match. Also Joe Burns is not running in good form. “I want Team Payne to start the innings,” Mark Waugh told Fox Cricket. I also want to have Matthew Wade and Cameron Green on the team. Penn and Marcus Harris started the innings. He has made his debut in first-class cricket.
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Ever since openers David Warner and Will Pukowski have been ruled out due to injuries, many former players have given their opinion on which player would be right to replace them. Former Australia captain Lan Lan Border had said a few days ago that veteran Sean Marsh could be a substitute for an opener for his team, who are suffering from player injuries ahead of the opening Test against India. Border said Marnus Labuchen and Marcus Harris could play the roles, but Sean Marsh Hade, 37, who is in great rhythm, is also a good option.
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Border said you can try Marnus Labuson on the top order. He has shown that he has to face the new ball. He said Sean Marsh could also play a role given the need for experience in the top order. Marsh has represented Western Australia since October and has hit half-centuries with three centuries in the last six innings.