Shaun Marsh struck a century for Australia 'A' against England Lions on Saturday but suffered from a ruptured hamstring during the match which will now keep him out of cricketing action till full recovery.
Chasing 259 in the first of five unofficial ODIs, Marsh hit a century off 128 deliveries but retired immediately after. Scans later revealed that the 29-year-old south-paw had ruptured a hamstring tendon behind his right knee. Australia A physiotherapist David Beakley has said that Marsh will now consult a specialist orthopedic surgeon. "A scan has revealed that Shaun Marsh ruptured a hamstring tendon behind his right knee while batting last night. He will see a specialist orthopedic surgeon early this week to determine the appropriate course of treatment."
Marsh has been a prolific scorer in the ODI and T20 format. He has a strike rate of over 100 in the T20 format while has as many as 8 fifties and 2 centuries in the 50-over format. His performance in the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League also earned him the orange cap for scoring the most number of runs.
A potent force in the Kings XI Punjab outfit, Marsh's injury will also worry his franchise with IPL scheduled to start from April 3 though there is no word on the recuperation period for the batsman yet.
Story first published on: Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:20 IST