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.