MELBOURNE - Shaun Marsh's dominant form in the BBL has earned the West Australian a recall to Australia's Twenty20 side, however another former bad boy, Luke Pomersbach, has been overlooked despite a stunning summer with the bat.
Marsh hit a table-topping 412 runs at an average of 58.85 for Perth Scorchers while Pomersbach, whose Brisbane Heat overpowered the Scorchers in last Saturday's final, clubbed 397 runs in a brilliant comeback to interstate cricket after a series of disciplinary lapses during his previous career with Western Australia.
Marsh, who landed himself in hot water after a boozy night out with the Scorchers in South Africa in October during last year's T20 Champions League, is one of six players named in the 12-man squad who weren't part of Australia's World T20 campaign in Sri Lanka three months ago.
The other five are Aaron Finch, Adam Voges, Ben Cutting, James Faulkner and Ben Laughlin who topped the wicket-taking list in the BBL with 14 victims for Hobart Hurricanes.
Middle-order batsman David Hussey has been overlooked along with fellow veteran Brad Hogg.
Cameron White and Dan Christian were other notable omissions from the World T20 squad.
"We've just picked the best squad that we can," chairman of selectors John Inverarity told a news conference at the MCG.
"It was David Hussey or Glenn Maxwell (as a batsman/spinner) and we've gone with Glenn Maxwell and some other younger players have performed better than Cameron White."