Star batsman Shaun Marsh has delay retirement for at least one other yr after re-signing with Western Australia.
And the defending Sheffield Defend champions got one other enhance after they have been ready to fend off curiosity from NSW to re-sign wicketkeeper Josh Philippe (*38*) a two-year deal.
Retirement was (*38*) the playing cards for Marsh after the 38-year-old lastly broke by for his first Defend title final season.
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However the former Check batsman is eager to go round for at least one other yr to assist information the workforce’s rising stars.
If he manages to play (*38*) for 2 extra seasons, he might be 40 years of age.
“I’m really pleased that (Shaun Marsh) wants to go around again for another season,” WA coach Adam Voges mentioned.
“We had a good chat at the back end after the Shield final, and he’s indicated he’s really keen to get stuck in for another year.
“He’ll not solely present nice management for our squad, however he is additionally one in all our higher gamers and his capability to mentor a few of the up-and-coming guys is invaluable.”
Marsh, who made his WA debut in 2000-01, took the reins as red-ball captain throughout the summer and guided WA to their first Shield title since 1998-99.
The star veteran sits third on the State’s all-time Shield run-scoring table with 8330 runs at 42.71, including 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries.
He is also WA’s all-time leading one-day domestic run-scorer with 3672 runs at 44.78 (10 centuries, 19 half-centuries) and featured regularly during his team’s recent One Day Cup triumph.
Philippe’s outstanding form for WA last season earned him selection for Australia A’s multi-format tour of Sri Lanka next month.
The 24-year-old plays for the Sydney Sixers in the BBL, with speculation swirling NSW had made a play for Philippe.
But WA have been able to fend off that threat and re-sign Philippe for a further two seasons.
Rising allrounder Aaron Hardie penned a three-year contract extension after starring in the second half of the Shield season.
His efficiency through the ultimate, tallying 174 not out and taking 3-54 from 24 overs, went a great distance in the direction of him being chosen for Australia A.