`Injured` Mitchell Marsh ruled out of rest of India Tests

| Updated: Mar 08, 2017 19:58 IST

Ranchi [India], Mar.8 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the ongoing four-match Test series against India due to recurrence of a shoulder injury. Reflecting on his injury, team physiotherapist David Beakley revealed that the 25-year-old has been playing with injury for most of the summer and that it has now deteriorated to a level that he could not play any longer. "Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer, which we have been managing up until now, but unfortunately it has progressively deteriorated to a point where he is unable to function at the level required," cricket.com.au quoted Beakley as saying. Beakley further informed that Marsh would now head home to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action. Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright are now under consideration for Marsh's replacement. They are likely to fly to India after the conclusion of this week's Sheffield Shield round. Earlier, Marsh was included in Australia's Test squad for India despite having been ruled out of the successful ODI series against Pakistan after injuring the same shoulder. Marsh managed to score only 48 runs in four innings he played in India and bowled just five overs, which all came in Bengaluru Test. The ongoing four-match series is currently levelled at 1-1 after India won the second Test by 75 runs in Bengaluru. The two sides will play their third match in Ranchi from March 16. (ANI)
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