Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is fighting to be fit in time for the opening Test against India which begins on 26th December in Melbourne.
Australia vs India 1st Test at Melbourne, 26 Dec, 2011, 5 AM IST
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (23:30 GMT)
Injured Australia opener Shaun Marsh is unlikely to be fit for the first Test against India starting on Boxing Day after being ruled out of next week's Chairman's XI tour match.
Marsh, who made a century on debut against Sri Lanka, continues to be affected by a chronic back injury.
The 28-year-old’s ongoing injury problem is a blow as he had been expected to compete for a place in the Australian top order, which is under intense scrutiny after Monday’s first Test defeat to New Zealand since 1993.