Shoulder injury ends Mitchell Marsh's series in India

Mitchell Marsh will head back to Australia to consult a specialist
Mitchell Marsh will head back to Australia to consult a specialist
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Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss the remainder of the Test series against India after sustaining a shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old headed into the series with a shoulder injury, but it has worsened, according to team physiotherapist David Beakle, forcing him out of the remaining two games.

Apart from a 31-run knock in the second innings of Pune Test, Marsh failed to make any significant contribution and managed to bowl just five overs in the two games combined where he ended wicketless.

Beakley confirmed that Marsh will now head back to Australia to consult a specialist.

“Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer, which we have been managing up until now, but unfortunately it has progressively deteriorated to a point where he is unable to function at the level required," said Beakley.

“Consequently he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action".

Western Australia all-rounder Hilton Cartwright and Victoria's Marcus Stoinis are in contention to replace Marsh in the squad.

Having lost the second Test in Bangalore by 75 runs, Australia will hope to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy in the remaining two games in Ranchi and Dharamsala.

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