Mitchell Marsh became the newest to have been ruled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. Cricket Australia broke the news on Sunday about his injury. This came as a third huge blow for Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) after the duo of Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis were flew back due to injuries. Marsh is all set to head back home after scans indicated that the all-rounder has suffered a side strain. Australia will be keen on him recovering soon prior to Qantas Tour of the West Indies. However, there is no news on the extent of the injury. RPS are yet to annoucne if they will bring a replacnement for Marsh. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 29 at Pune

1. Faf du Plessis. The South African was the last player to have been ruled of IPL 2016. The South African broke the news of fracturing his finger on social media earlier in the week. He said, “And so my IPL tournament unfortunately comes to and [sic] end. Broken finger and out for 6 weeks. Thanx India and @RPSupergiants it’s been fun.” Usman Khawaja has been roped in after RPS lost Pietersen and du Plessis in between the tournament.

Replacement: Usman Khawaja

2. Lendl Simmons: Mumbai Indians faced a massive blow just after their opening match in IPL 2016 when Simmons was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury to his lower back. Simmons, who was West Indies’ hero in the semi-final in ICC World T20 2016 against India, has been in excellent run in the T20 format, and could have played a huge role in Mumbai’s road to defend their IPL title. Martin Guptill, who went shockingly unsold in IPL 2016 auction in February, was called in as Simmons’ replacement. Out of 7 games, Mumbai have managed to win only 3, and are not even in top four of the points table.

Replacement: Martin Guptill

3. Samuel Badree: The leg-spinner, who was West Indies’ best bowler in the World T20 with 9 wickets in 6 matches, could have balanced a shaky Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling attack. The Virat Kohli-led side has probably the strongest batting line-up but have failed to make an impact in IPL 2016. Despite of posting huge totals of 190+, RCB have not managed to defend those in all occasions. Badree suffered a shoulder injury during fielding in the World T20 2016 final against England and never played a game after that. Badree was replaced by Chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi, who plays for South African franchise Titans. READ: Faf du Plessis ruled out from IPL 2016 due to injury

Replacement: Tabraiz Shamsi

4. Joel Paris: The Australian was a surprise pick by Delhi Daredevils for INR 30 lakh. Unfortunately, he was ruled out of IPL 2016 even before their first game due to shin injury. He was even withdrawn by Western Australia during their Sheffield Shield season in March. 23-year-old left-arm swing bowler had made his ODI debut during the home series against India in January. Delhi, however, are yet to announce Paris’ replacement for remainder of the IPL 9.

Replacement: Not named yet

5. Lasith Malinga: Even before the first match of IPL 9, Mumbai Indians’ (MI’s) medical team declared Malinga unfit for the next four months due to knee injury. Sri Lanka also missed his services during the ICC World T20 2016 in India. Malinga, who last played in Asia Cup T20 2016, has hinted international retirement following his recent string of injuries. MI named Jerome Taylor as Malinga’s replacement. Sri Lanka Cricket doctors will now assess Malinga to determine whether surgery is required. The fast bowler has returned to Sri Lanka after undergoing medical tests in Mumbai.

Replacement: Jerome Taylor 

6. John Hastings: The Australian has flown back home due to an ankle injury. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), till now the most dominating team of IPL 2016, faced a blow when Hastings injured himself in the nets prior to KKR’s match against MI. KKR are yet to name Hastings’ replacement for the remainder of IPL 9 as the paper work with the IPL working committee is underway.

Replacement: Not named yet

7. Mitchell Starc: RCB’s bowling attack faced a blow even before the ninth edition of IPL went underway when Starc was declared unfit for the tournament. Cricket Australia announced earlier that Starc is aiming for Australia’s tri-series (also involving West Indies and South Africa, set to begin in June 3). Starc injured his ankle during Australia’s maiden day-night Test against New Zealand in November 2015. It led to a surgery and a lengthy recovery followed it. England’s Chris Jordan was named Starc’s replacement of the remaining of IPL 2016.

Replacement: Chris Jordan 

8. Kevin Pietersen: Before Faf, RPS had received another major blow when Pietersen injured his right calf after facing just one ball against RCB. Pietersen has been out of the England team for some time, and the injury is certainly not good news for him. It was also a major blow for RPS, who will now have to secure a major batsman to boister their middle-order.

Replacement: Not named yet

(Sakshi Gupta, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a sports fanatic whose mantra in life is “do only what you enjoy.” Her Twitter handle is @sakshi2929)