Shaun Marsh to undergo scans on injured shoulder


The southpaw has been in decent touch, evidenced by the 143 runs he compiled at an average of over 35 in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Shaun Marsh, the Australian batsman, injured his left shoulder while fielding in the T20 Blast game between Glamorgan and Sussex in Cardiff on Sunday (July 8). Marsh is also set to undergo scans on his shoulder on Monday to assess the extent of the damage.

While trying to prevent a boundary, Marsh fell awkwardly and straightaway called for medical attention. With the help of medical staff, Marsh also left the field immediately. Earlier, the 35-year-old had opened Glamorgan’s innings with his Australian teammate Usman Khawaja and scored 10 runs. “Shaun’s a tough guy, so it’s certainly not a bruise the way he walked off holding his shoulder,” Robert Croft, the County’s head coach, said. “So we’ll have to wait and see, but we hope the scan will be favourable to us,” he added.
Croft also noted that the County club would consider replacing Marsh if he doesn’t recover in time. The southpaw batsman has been in decent touch during the course of the English domestic season, evidenced by the 143 runs he compiled at an average of over 35 in the Royal London One-Day Cup. He has also notched up 203 runs in the Division 2 Championship so far. “We’d have to consider it, that’s one that (chief executive) Hugh Morris, (captain) Colin Ingram and I would have to discuss,” Croft said.

With David Warner, Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft serving their respective bans in relation to the ball-tampering incident, Australia would be hoping that the experienced Marsh can get back to full fitness for the upcoming tour of UAE. Marsh, who has been troubled by back and hamstring problems in the past, was in good form during the Ashes 2017-18 composing 445 runs. However, he struggled to make his presence felt in the subsequent four-match Test rubber versus South Africa, ending up with an average of just 18.75.

Shared News | Last updated on Mon, 09 Jul, 2018, 01:09 PM


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