Big blow to Australia as Mitchell Marsh leaves Pakistan tour midway

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Australian T20 hero and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is leaving his squad in Pakistan mid-series to con-tinue his recovery from a low-grade hip flexor injury.

According to a statement issued by Cricket Aus-tralia, Marsh will be released from the squad follow-ing an assessment that he would not be available for selection in the remaining three matches of the tour.

“Marsh will travel to India to link with the Delhi Capitals squad where former Australian and current New South Wales physiotherapist Pat Farhart will manage his recovery following an isolation period,” the statement read.

The cricket board further mentioned that the Australian team’s medical staff deemed it the most effective way for Marsh to recover as quickly as possible without having to interrupt his rehabilitation.

“Being able to focus on my recovery without the travel and isolation break is the best approach. I am disappointed to miss the Pakistan series but look forward to re-joining the Australian squad for our next tour,” Marsh said.—AFP

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