Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill and Chris Rogers are all set to join Ryan Harris in an additional tour match ahead of the Ashes in England. Marsh and Nevill are slated to depart the West Indies before the conclusion of the second Test at Sabina Park.
Harris, who missed the tour to be home for the birth of his first child, has flown directly to London and will commence his preparations for the Ashes series by playing for the Elite International Cricket Academy versus a Hampshire XI in a two-day match on the Isle of Wight on June 18 and 19.
The tour management has now decided that the reserve wicketkeeper Nevill and the backup allrounder Marsh will fly on day four of the Jamaica Test match to join Harris, while Rogers is hopeful of also taking part despite a short turnaround from the flight to England. Rogers has taken no part in the West Indies series due to the after-effects of a blow to the helmet inflicted by the Dominican net bowler Anderson Burton.
"After a while you want to be back in it and you feel a little bit left out when you're not part of the team," Rogers said. "But that's natural and you just have to wait your turn."
Nevill and Marsh are slated as reserves for this tour but both have significant future roles to play. As the anointed successor to Brad Haddin, Nevill can expect to be playing Test matches as early as the October tour of Bangladesh, while Marsh's place in the order of things will fluctuate in direct proportion to the fortunes of Shane Watson, who has struggled to make an impact on the West Indies series thus far.