Mitchell Marsh out of India tour with shoulder injury

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests of the India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar series due to a shoulder injury.

After winning the first Test by 333 runs, Steve Smith's men suffered a 75-run loss in the second Test played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The National Selection Panel will advise of a replacement player in due course, Cricket Australia said.

The Australia squad will take few days off before the third Test, which begins in Ranchi on March 16. It's unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person comes in.

Another potential candidate to replace Marsh is Moises Henrique, who has played all four of his tests to date in Asia.

In mid-January, when Marsh was pulled out of the ODI team, Beakley had made a remarkably similar statement: "Mitchell has had an ongoing shoulder injury which we have been managing but it is now at a point where he is unable to function at the level required". They are likely to fly to India after the conclusion of this week's Sheffield Shield round.

Marcus Stoinis is best remembered for the whirlwind 146 not out and nearly won the match for Australia against New Zealand from an improbable position. Stoinis is yet to get a Test cap and, if played will make his debut at India.

Khawaja made scores of 26, 18, 11 and 0 in four innings in Sri Lanka previous year but bounced back with two knocks of 97 and a match-winning 145 in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval this summer, passing 50 in every Test he played. "We've got a break, it's been a long summer and we've come here with the challenge of retaining the trophy first and foremost, we're very close but not good enough". The four-test series is tied 1-1.

  • Julie Sanders