Talented cricketer Mitchell Marsh, younger son of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh, has decided to skip the Indian Premier League (and of course big dollasrs) this season as he aims to represent Australia in the longer forms of the game.

Marsh, who has been highlighted for some time now in the Australian cricketing circles as a player of ‘the future’, might have attracted a big money offer at the upcoming IPL Auction on Feb ‘14.

But, he is instead admant to singh up with a county team so as toimprove his first class game, and hopefully, get selected in the Australian squad for the 2015 World Cup and Ashes series in England.

Marsh, who otherwise could have picked up big cash in the IPL this season, is also expected to snub the rich developing Twenty20 leagues in the West Indies and Bangladesh.

While he has not received any offer from English counties, Geoff Marsh- his father -confirmed that his youngest son, having recovered from hamstring injury, wants to play as much four-day cricket as he can in the next 18 months.

“Mitch wants to play Test cricket and he has decided his best chances will be to play a lot more first-class matches than the short forms,” Geoff stated.

“He’s had a pretty good Shield season so far and will now look for a county deal to play in England.

“He could earn the big bucks and it’s a great opportunity and there’s heaps of fun and success on offer if he got into the IPL again.

“But it’s going to be important that he plays really good first-class cricket and has a good Shield season with Western Australia next summer to press for Test selection.”

Marsh so far has an average season is Shield cricket scoring 307 runs in five first-class Shield games. Even on bowling front with 45 first-class wickets at an average of 27 under his belt in 32 matches he is yet to set world on fire.

Playing for the Perth Scorchers this season in the Big Bash League, Marsh has scored 160 runs at an average of 32 and a strike-rate of 112.

But, he has disappointing returns with the ball claiming only four Big Bash wickets from 16 overs at a hefty average of 39 and an economy rate of almost 10 runs an over.

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