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Mitchell Marsh likely to lose Test spot after fracturing hand from punching dressing room wall
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Mitchell Marsh likely to lose Test spot after fracturing hand from punching dressing room wall

Mitchell Marsh is likely to miss the start of Test summer after fracturing his hand on Sunday.

Marsh punched the dressing room wall in frustration after being dismissed on 53 in a Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania at the WACA.

While the fractured hand would force Marsh to sit out for four to six weeks, it is unlikely that he will be a part of the side facing Pakistan on November 21.

However, the Western Australia all-rounder said the incident was uncharacteristic of him and won’t be repeated again.

“Sometimes you get beaten, sometimes you get out, and you can't be punching walls,” he said.

“It's a good lesson for me, hopefully it's a good lesson for other people as well.

Marsh also admitted that Australia head coach Justin Langer called him ‘an idiot’ in the aftermath of the incident.

"He just told me I'm an idiot basically. He was disappointed for me.”

The incident comes as a blow for Marsh after he was recalled to the side for the fifth Ashes Test, where he recorded a maiden five-wicket haul, though he couldn’t contribute significantly with the bat.