Injured Mitch Marsh out of Pakistan white ball tour, heads to IPL

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Mitchell Marsh (Left) injured his left hip flexor in training and is out of the Pakistan tour.
Camera IconMitchell Marsh (Left) injured his left hip flexor in training and is out of the Pakistan tour. Credit: AP

Australia’s Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the white-ball series in Pakistan with a hip injury.

The all-rounder, who was player-of-the-match in Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup final win against New Zealand last year, injured his left hip flexor in training and missed Tuesday’s opening one-dayer in Lahore.

Cricket Australia said in a statement Marsh will be released after an assessment showed he would not be available for the remaining three matches of the tour.

“Marsh will travel to India to link with the Delhi Capitals squad where former Australian and current NSW physiotherapist Pat Farhart will manage his recovery following an isolation period,” it added.

Australia will also play a T20 match to wrap up their tour of Pakistan, whom they beat 1-0 in a three-Test series.

“Being able to focus on my recovery without the travel and isolation break is the best approach,” Marsh said.

“I am disappointed to miss the Pakistan series but look forward to rejoining the Australian squad for our next tour.”

Australia's Mitch Marsh bowls during day one of the fifth test match at The Oval, London. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Camera IconMitch Marsh will now head to the IPL. Credit: Mike Egerton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images

The tourists have suffered multiple injury problems and were also hit by positive COVID-19 cases, including team physio Brendan Wilson.

Cricket Australia said all available players and staff in Pakistan returned negative tests following Tuesday’s match and again on Wednesday.

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