Another one bites the dust: Injury forces KXIP's Shaun Marsh out of IPL 9

PTI, May, 02 2016

New Delhi: Left-handed opener Shaun Marsh on Monday joined the long list of Australian cricketers, who all have pulled out of the cash-rich Indian Premier League tournament.

The 32-year-old veteran is suffering from a back injury and will not take any further part for Kings XI Punjab in the cash-rich league as he joins his younger brother Mitchell Marsh (side strain), national captain Steve Smith (wrist) and pacer John Hastings (ankle), who have been ruled out of the tourney.

Kings XI Punjab's Shaun Marsh. AFP

Kings XI Punjab's Shaun Marsh. AFP

According to Cricket Australia's official website, Marsh has been carrying a niggle since April 19 game against KKR in which he scored 56.

"Unlike brother Mitchell and Smith, Marsh is not part of Australia's squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. If selected, his next international assignment will be Australia's tour of Sri Lanka in July and August," the CA website stated.

In the six matches for KXIP, Marsh has scored 159 runs at 31.80 the highest average for the franchise.

The other overseas IPL injury casualties are Kevin Pietersen (calf), Faf du Pluessis (finger), Lasith Malinga (knees), and Samuel Badree (shoulder).

Published Date: May 02, 2016 | Updated Date: May 02, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115