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Shaun Marsh out of Champions League

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The Australian domestic T20 team,  Perth Scorchers have made two changes to their final squad to play in the Champions League T20 in India, according to ESPN Cricinfo.

The Somerset cum English fast bowler, Thomas Alfonso will miss out on the T20 mega event following his commitments to Somerset for the county season.

On the other hand, Australia's Shaun Marsh has suffered a hamstring injury during the current England-Australia One day series and has been pulled out of the rest of the ODIs too.

Marcus North has been named as the replacement to the left handed Australian batsman while Joe Mennie is the replacement for the English fast bowler Alfonso Thomas.

Ben Oliver, the general manager of cricket operations for Perth Scorchers has said that, - "It is obviously disappointing not to have Alfonso available. However, it is not unexpected and is part of the landscape of Twenty20 cricket.

"In saying this, it is a great opportunity for Joe, who is a talented young bowler who performed well for us in last year's CLT20 tournament. Marcus is a proven performer at international level and we welcome his experience back into the side.

"He was unlucky to miss initial selection in the squad, but has returned from the UK in good form and we look forward to him contributing to what we hope will be a successful Champions League campaign."

The Perth Scorchers will play their first game against Highveld Lions on September 23 in Ahmedabad.

Perth Scorchers: Simon Katich (capt), Ashton Agar, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Burt Cockley, Liam Davis, Brad Hogg, Joe Mennie, Marcus North, Joel Paris, Tom Triffitt, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman.

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