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Big Bash League: Marsh delighted to be back

Veteran ace Shaun Marsh is delighted to be back playing again after helping the Melbourne Renegades beat the Brisbane Heat by five wickets in BBL11.

The Renegades are priced at 16/1 to win the Big Bash League and now they have Marsh back fit and playing their chances of going far have been given a boost.

Injury issues

Marsh has been forced to spend the last two months on the sidelines after suffering from a calf injury but made his return to the Renegades side when they beat the Melbourne Stars on 3rd January.

But he really had his eye in on Thursday night with an impressive 57 runs from 35 deliveries as the Renegades brushed aside an under-strength Heat side in Geelong.

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The back-to-back victories have taken the Renegades up to fifth on the BBL11 ladder and Marsh is hoping they can now kick on further and play finals.

"It's great to be back, I was getting pretty frustrated there for a while back in Perth, watching the guys and not being able to play," Marsh told reporters after the win. "Hopefully we can build some momentum now."

Uncertain times

The competition is facing uncertain times as players are becoming unwell and teams are struggling to get a side together to complete the scheduled fixtures.

The BBL is about to set up a hub in Melbourne and Marsh is hopeful the competition will be completed one way or the other.

"I think it's all happening over the next few days," Marsh added. "My understanding is everyone is going to be in Melbourne as soon as possible, which I think is a good thing.

"It means we're not travelling and if games need to be rescheduled, it can happen pretty quickly.

"We'd be probably thinking we'll be playing on any day, with the situation we're in, and hopefully we can finish off the tournament."

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