Mitchell Marsh has been asked to fly back to Australia and would be assessed, ahead of the upcoming Australia's tour of West Indies © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mitchell Marsh has been asked to fly back to Australia and would be assessed, ahead of the upcoming Australia’s tour of West Indies © Getty Images (File Photo)

In what has already been an injury-marred season of the ongoing cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, Australia‘s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been the latest victim of the injury list, as he has been ruled out for the rest of the season for new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), owing to a side strain. He has been asked to fly back to Australia and would be assessed, ahead of the upcoming Australia’s tour of West Indies, that is due to get underway from June. “Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL  a few days ago,” said Alex Kountouris, Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager, reports cricket.com.au. Mitchell Marsh: Playing different formats for Australia helps improve my game

“He missed his teams next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury  and will  now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the Qantas Tour of the West Indies. Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play time frames,” he added. Mitchell Marsh: Australia will change the way future Day-Night Tests are played

Marsh joins a long list of the injured reserved list of the tournament, along with Kevin Pietersen (calf injury), Faf du Plessis (broken finger), Samuel Badree, and also Lasith Malinga. Marsh had been in good form for RPS, as he played three games, claiming four wickets. The injury also comes as a big setback for RPS skipper MS Dhoni, who is already struggling along with his team, and is placed seventh in the league table.

RPS, who already roped in Usman Khawaja as their replacement for Pietersen, would now have to look for a couple of more replacements for Du Plessis and Marsh. Meanwhile, Australia tour West Indies for a tri-series, along with South Africa on June 3.