Injured Mitchell Marsh ruled out of CLT20

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Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of action with a hamstring injury for the next two months at least, meaning he will miss the Champions League Twenty20 in India.

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of action with a hamstring injury for the next two months at least, meaning he will miss the Champions League Twenty20 in India.

Marsh picked up the injury during Australia A's tour to Africa, but played through the pain in the hopes of impressing first team selectors. But scans have now showed the aggravated injury to be worse than expected, and Perth Scorchers will be without him in the tournament.

Perth coach Justin Langer said: "He hurt it on the Australia A tour but he got through, he kept playing. When he got back we were doing a running session and it just went.

"I knew straight away [that it is serious], it was that sort of coach's nightmare when you see it. He has had all the tests and it shows that it's probably a reasonably long lay-off.

"It won't require surgery but it's probably an eight to 10 week injury."

This also means Marsh could likely be ruled out of the limited-overs trip to India in October, though current form could have made that a no-go anyway.

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