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Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2016 IPL season with a side strain, adding to a Rising Pune Supergiants list of injuries that already includes Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis. Marsh will return home to recover ahead of Australia's tour of the Caribbean in June. 

Cricket Australia sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said that Mitchell is experiencing some pain over his left abdominal area while batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago.

He had missed his team's 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 tour of the West Indies.

Once they have a better understanding of the extent of the injury, they will be able to advice on his return-to-play timeframes.

Marsh played only three of Supergiants' first seven games this season, taking four wickets at an economy rate of 5.00. He batted once and made 7. Supergiants won only two of those seven games and were in the bottom half of the points table when Marsh was ruled out.

Supergiants signed up Australia batsman Usman Khawaja after Pietersen and du Plessis were ruled out. With Marsh now added to their injury list, their squad now has two vacant slots.

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