Mitchell Marsh to miss Champions League T20 due to hamstring injury

The Champions League T20 starts from September 21 and ends on October 6. The qualifying stage starts on September 17.

Updated: September 03, 2013 16:02 IST
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Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the Champions League T20 due to a hamstring injury. Marsh, who plays for the Perth Scorchers, first got the injury during Australia A's tour of South Africa in July-August, and aggravated it during a session with Scorchers.

Their coach Justin Langer was quoted by Australian newspapers saying,"He hurt it on the Australia A tour but he got through, he kept playing."

"I knew straightaway [that it is serious], it was that sort of coach's nightmare when you see it. He has had all the tests and it shows that it's probably a reasonably long lay-off... it won't require surgery but it's probably an eight to 10 week injury," said Langer.

Marsh has had hamstring problems in the past. Last November, he had to retire from a Ryobi Cup match. Discipline issues also crept up when in July 2012 he was sent home from Australia's Centre of Excellence after being "unfit to train" as a result of a night out. In October, during the previous edition of the Champions League, after another night out he was forced to sit out by Scorchers.

Marsh earned a recall in national colours during the Champions Trophy in June this year. He also travelled for a full tour to South Africa with Australia A. The current injury in all probability rules him out of Australia's limited overs tour of India from October 10 to November 2.

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