Mitchell Marsh‘s attempt to become the third member from the Marsh Family (After Geoff Marsh and Shaun Marsh) to represent Australia in Tests might take a hit as the All Rounder is in doubt to get ready in time for the test series after suffering an hamstring injury during Perth Scorchers‘ last game of the 2014 CLT20. The injury ruled him out of Australia’s lone T20 against Pakistan this Sunday. It has been understood that Marsh is also unlikely to play in the three-match ODI series that follows the T20.
After Shane Watson was ruled out of the UAE tour where the Aussies are scheduled to face Pakistan, Marsh was in the pole position to make his Test debut in Dubai. The heat in the UAE will mean Australia need an allrounder capable of bowling a significant number of overs, and Marsh may need to prove his fitness in the four-day tour game against Pakistan A. If Marsh fails to prove his fitness, Glenn Maxwell has a good chance to come into the squad.
“He’s not playing the T20 and he’s unlikely to be okay for the one-dayers,” Kountouris said. “The timelines are just too tight and we’re probably not going to have a crack at it I don’t think. He’s moving around okay and seems okay, but we’ll wait and see for the Test matches how he progresses. There’s certainly enough time for the Test matches. arsh had undergone surgery on the same hamstring (on his left leg) two years ago.”
Apparently, the injury worsened on the flight to Dubai. Scans revealed that he had possibly torn scar tissue from the previous injury. The nature of this injury is it might get better really quickly or it might get better very slowly.