Marsh determined to prove his worth in India

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Sydney, Oct 23 (UNI) Left handed opener Shaun Marsh, who was drafted into the Australian squad to replace injured Phil Jaqcues for the upcoming two Test matches, is determined to prove his worth in India if he gets a chance to play.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) senastion has tasted both bitter and sweet phase of his life in recent days, with his inclusion into the Australian Test team after his grandfather's death.

Showcashing an impressive performance for the Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural IPL T20 tournament, Marsh feels that the IPL experience will help him to do well when he take the field in India.

''I played over there in the IPL. I really enjoy playing cricket in India, it's a great place and it has a great cricket culture.

I'll know the conditions well and I'll back myself to do well,'' he affirmed.

Marsh, a fiery opener having eight one-day internationals under his kitty, said the Indian Test tour would be the highlight of his career.

The 25-year-old, who is yet to play a Test match, further added, ''It's a dream come true to be on a Test tour. It's something that I've worked pretty hard for over the last 12 months. I guess getting in the one-day team was a huge privilege but to be a part of the Test team now, whether I play or not that's a different story.'' ''Just being over there and being part of it is an amazing feeling,'' Marsh stated, adding that he will dedicate any opportunities he get on the tour of India to his grandfather Ted, who passed away last Sunday.

''Obviously, it's been a tough week for the family but looking forward to getting over there and, hopefully, if I get a game, I'll be able to do it for Pop (Ted).

''I gave Dad (former Test opener Geoff Marsh) a call. He's pretty happy. He's had a tough few days so hopefully it lifts him up a little bit,'' he added.

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