The No. 6 position has been a recent cause of concern for the Aussies. Players like Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques and, more recently, Glen Maxwell have all been tried in that slot.Barring one century hit by Maxwell, the No. 6 position makes the batting lineup look vulnerable. Maxwell was given several opportunities to show his talent and was often found unable to assess the situation and bat accordingly.
Shaun Marsh will be part of this squad for the Ashes, and can probably look at occupying the No. 6 slot. He possesses a good technique, and his ability to bat well with the tailenders works in his favour.With Marsh back in form, this is a good time to bring him in and add stability to the Australian batting line-up.