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Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will play no further part in the ongoing Test series against India due to a shoulder injury.
Marsh, who will return home, has failed to have an impact in the first two Tests as he has accumulated 42 runs at an average of 12 and failed to take any wickets.
Marsh’s replacement will be named in the coming days.
“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,” physiotherapist David Beakley said. “Consequently he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action.”
Marsh was ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan earlier this year due to the same injury, but was selected for the tour of India as he made a full recovery.
“It was fine when he got here but it’s gotten worse,” Australia head coach Darren Lehmann said. “I was confident (Marsh was fit), I thought he played really well in the second innings in Pune where he got 31.
“At the end of the day it’s unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person who comes in (is). Whether we go with Usman Khawaja or Glenn Maxwell or whoever’s selected, we’ll just wait and see.”