In-form Marsh just focusing on Scorchers

Chris Pike
Mitch Marsh inspired Perth Scorchers to victoryover Brisbane with a top score of 93

Not thinking about playing Australia is clearly working for Mitch Marsh and it might lead to a T20 World Cup berth.

Marsh was likely to be contending for national duties this summer until he broke his hand when playing for Western Australia at the start of the Sheffield Shield season.

The frustration of time out has allowed him to just come out and play the BBL season with the Scorchers with the freedom of worrying about nothing but performing for his franchise.

And on Saturday night at Optus Stadium, he smashed his career-best T20 score of an unbeaten 93 in 41 deliveries which included eight sixes, including three off the last three balls of the innings by Ben Laughlin.

The Scorchers posted their highest ever score of 3-213 before restricting the Brisbane Heat to 8-179 for a 34-run win.

Marsh isn't worried where it might lead, he feels the key to his form right now is not thinking about anything but life at the Scorchers.

"I'm honestly just enjoying playing cricket and captaining this side," Marsh said.

"That's challenging and I'm loving learning as much as I can and just playing for the Scorchers.

"It's probably the first time in a couple of years that I haven't really been in the running for the Australian team so it has been nice to play some cricket. I had a lengthy lay-off and I'm really enjoying the Big Bash.

"My plan was just to be there at the end and this ground is really hard to defend on when you have two set batters in. It's always nice to clear the fence and put the team in a good position."

The Scorchers have now improved their season record to 4-4 having won their past two matches.