Shoulder injury rules Mitchell Marsh out of remaining two Tests

The four-match series is nicely poised with India bouncing back in the second Test to level the series at 1-1.

The National Selection Panel will advise of a replacement player in due course, Cricket Australia said.   -  G.P. Sampath Kumar

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will return home from the ongoing tour of India with a shoulder injury.

Cricket Australia Bupa Support Staff Physiotherapist David Beakley said: “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.

“Consequently he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action,” said Beakley.

The National Selection Panel will advise of a replacement player in due course, Cricket Australia said.

Marcus Stoinis has been called in as a replacement for the final two Tests to be held in Ranchi and Dharamsala. Stoinis, the 27-year-old all-rounder, was recently in the news for a breath-taking 146-run knock against New Zealand in Auckland in January. Stoinis has played seven matches for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL last year and was part of the visiting Australia 'A' team in 2015.

The four-match series is nicely poised with India bouncing back in the second Test to level the series at 1-1.