Shaun Marsh out with hamstring rupture

The 29-year-old batsman has been in good form for the national team and Australia 'A'. His injury will now worry not just Cricket Australia but his Indian Premier League franchise as well.

updated: February 17, 2013 14:22 IST
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Shaun Marsh struck a century for Australia 'A' against England Lions on Saturday but suffered from a ruptured hamstring during the match which will now keep him out of cricketing action till full recovery.

Chasing 259 in the first of five unofficial ODIs, Marsh hit a century off 128 deliveries but retired immediately after. Scans later revealed that the 29-year-old south-paw had ruptured a hamstring tendon behind his right knee. Australia A physiotherapist David Beakley has said that Marsh will now consult a specialist orthopedic surgeon. "A scan has revealed that Shaun Marsh ruptured a hamstring tendon behind his right knee while batting last night. He will see a specialist orthopedic surgeon early this week to determine the appropriate course of treatment."

Marsh has been a prolific scorer in the ODI and T20 format. He has a strike rate of over 100 in the T20 format while has as many as 8 fifties and 2 centuries in the 50-over format. His performance in the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League also earned him the orange cap for scoring the most number of runs.

A potent force in the Kings XI Punjab outfit, Marsh's injury will also worry his franchise with IPL scheduled to start from April 3 though there is no word on the recuperation period for the batsman yet.