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Shaun Marsh in doubt for Australia’s tour to South Africa

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Shaun Marsh may miss the tour to South Africa due to a calf strain © Getty Images

Jan 26, 2014

Shaun Marsh has suffered from a calf strain which may threaten him to miss Australia’s tour to South Africa. Marsh’s skipper Michael Clarke hoped that the injury was not that serious and wished that Marsh does play against South Africa despite the injury, reported the Daily Telegraph.

“He went off the field and said his calf was a little bit sore, so hopefully it is not too bad, something small. He was still moving around alright. Knowing what we have coming up I think Alex would have kept him off the field even if it was nothing,” said Clarke.

Marsh looked like being in pain after he left the field in the 36th  over of the England innings during Australia’s thrilling five-run win in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval, and was tended promptly to by team physio Alex Kountouris.

Marsh who is prone to injuries more often has left the Australian team in a spot of bother now, and if he does miss the South Africa tour, the door may be wide open for Phil Hughes to be named as his replacement.

Marsh has had a chequered career so far with injuries plaguing him often after he made his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2008. If he does lose his battle with injuries, it may be yet another blow for Marsh in his fledgling cricketing career.

Apart from Marsh, Australia also have fast-bowler Jackson Bird in doubt for the South Africa tour after the latter suffered a back injury while playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League last week.

Marsh, who scored a superb century in his debut against Sri Lanka in 2011 has also earlier sufferd a back injury during Australia’s tour to South Africa in the same year and also had suffered from a jagged hamstring in the fourth ODI against England at Cardiff in 2013.

Australia begin their tour to South Africa with a tour game in Potchefstroom on February 5, while their opening game against the home side will take place at Centurion on February 12.

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