All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is to return home from the ongoing Test tour of India after a deterioration of a long-running shoulder injury, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old fast bowler was able to complete only five overs in the two innings of the second Test which finished on Tuesday and didn't bowl at all in Australia's victory in the first Test in Pune.
He has also been a disappointment with the bat, scoring 0 and 13 as Australia went down to a 75-run defeat in the second Test in Bangalore.
"Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer, which we have been managing up until now, but unfortunately it has progressively deteriorated to a point where he is unable to function at the level required," Australian physio David Beakley said in a statement.
"Consequently he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action."
There was no immediate announcement on who would replace Marsh for the remainder of the four-Test series, which resumes in Ranchi on March 16.— AFP