Marsh sees Scorchers similarities

13 July 2017 04:16:12 EST

Shaun Marsh can see similarities between Yorkshire and his regular Twenty20 team Perth Scorchers.

Australia batsman Marsh, 34, made 60 on his Vikings debut last week - the comprehensive NatWest T20 Blast win over Nottinghamshire.

It's about going out there knowing your roles, having fun and being brave.

Shaun Marsh

Ahead of an even bigger contest - Friday's 19,500 Roses sell-out at Old Trafford - he suggests the experience in the ranks at Headingley compares favourably to that of the three-time Big Bash-winning Scorchers.

Yorkshire's England internationals Tim Bresnan and David Willey have both played alongside the former Glamorgan left-hander in Western Australia.

"With my team back home, the Scorchers, it's a really experienced one," Marsh said. "And I can see a lot of similarities within this Yorkshire team as well.

"There are some really experienced players in there. They are a great bunch of guys who've made me feel welcome from day one.

"It's about going out there knowing your roles, having fun and being brave."

The attendance at Old Trafford will be the biggest for a domestic Twenty20 group game outside of London, and Marsh is looking forward to sampling the atmosphere.

"I haven't seen too much of Yorkshire v Lancashire matches, but speaking to the boys about it, that's the one you want to be playing in," he said.

"We're two really good teams. Hopefully we can put on a good show for the crowd and we can come out on the right side of the result."

Yorkshire are 13/2 to win the T20 Blast this summer, with the Birmingham Bears 9/1 and Northamptonshire 12/1.

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