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Joe Burns picked as replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia squad for 3rd test

Queensland Middle order batsman Joe Burns has been picked into the Australian side to replace the injured Mitchell Marsh for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India at Melbourne. Marsh suffered with right hamstring in first innings of the second Test and did not able to bowl. "It took a fair to sink in. I am over the moon at the news that I picked in to the national side and it is the best Christmas present I could ever receive," said Burns on his selection. Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that he had a very good Sheffield Shield season for Queensland scoring 439 runs at a healthy average of 54.87. "He plays pretty well at fast bowling. He's proved that. He has been playing at the Gabba for the last couple of years. His performances this year was very good," he said.

Australia squad for 3rd test: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (captain), Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns, Brad Haddin(keeper), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle.


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