Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL due to side strain
Updated - May 1, 2016 10:45 am
Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has joined the list of injury causalities which already includes Faf du Plessis and Kevin Pieterson after he was ruled out of the IPL due to a side strain and will be now is heading home.
MS Dhoni was visibly dejected after their loss to Gujarat Lions and cited the need to address the bowling issues. And, the absence of Marsh, who has the best bowling average this season, would hurt the team plans further.
“Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago,” Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said.
“He missed his team’s next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the Qantas Tour of the West Indies.
“Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play timeframes.”
The MS Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants is currently having a tough time in the Indian Premier League (IPL). After having lost 5 out of their 7 games, RPS is lying low at six in the points table. With the business end of tournament nearing, time is running out fast for Pune to get a series of wins and return to the top four reckoning.