IPL 2017 news March 14, 2017

Injured Mitchell Marsh almost certainly out of IPL

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Mitchell Marsh, the Australia allrounder, faced a lengthy lay-off from cricket after undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday. His rehabilitation period has not been finalised yet, although it was highly likely that he would be ruled out of the IPL starting April 5, when he was supposed to play for Rising Pune Supergiant.

Marsh, who was until last week part of Australia's Test squad in India, returned home after injuring his left shoulder during the second Test in Bengaluru. He subsequently underwent a surgery that could potentially put him out of action for close to nine months.

"Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer," David Beakley, Australia's team physio, explained after the Bengaluru Test. "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."

Marsh, who was bought by Supergiant at the 2016 auction, had to leave the tournament midway last year due to a side strain. His absence may necessarily not be a big blow for the franchise, who have Ben Stokes, the season's costliest signing at INR 14.5 crore (USD 2.16 million approx), and Dan Christian as frontline allrounders.

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  • mukesh on March 21, 2017, 3:29 GMT

    With likes of ashwin and Zampa already in team don't expect any international spinner or spinning all rounder . Pune seriously lacks bowling and all rounder strength . They should by Indian pace bowlers from other teams if their is any transfer window available know. M siraj , T natarajan etc , Ideal would be deal out Manoj tiwari/mayank agarwal most likely both would be sitting out .

  • antony9493201 on March 19, 2017, 2:56 GMT

    Elton Chigumbura from Zimbabwe

  • Kannan on March 17, 2017, 9:27 GMT

    vernon philander could be a good choice,

  • muntas4920248 on March 16, 2017, 15:53 GMT

    Colin Munro will be good choice.

  •   Chirag Saraf on March 16, 2017, 6:50 GMT

    Irfan Pathan Irfan took out Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Rishabh Pant in one spell in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament but that wasn't enough to secure an IPL deal for Pathan this time Pls Call Irfan Pathan

  • tejash7676756 on March 16, 2017, 4:23 GMT

    J.neesham.c.grandhome.,m.santner,...d.wiese,d.willey is the best choice.....c.vaas and a.agarkar worst allrounders..pune dont need 45 aged cricketers...

  • kotireddy on March 15, 2017, 14:45 GMT

    Wishing Mitch marsh to get well soon, on the side note Oz atleast now give a lengthy oppurtunities for both Faulkner and Stoinis in the limited overs.

  • inderp8065734 on March 15, 2017, 11:13 GMT

    Sad they are looking for players outside to run the captaincy when there are better players at home.

  • john on March 15, 2017, 4:26 GMT

    Rising Pune Supergiants are wasting their resources on over payed overseas players, their is plenty of home grown domestic talent overseas players should be restricted to no more than three in the team of eleven and no team should be allowed to purchase more than five overseas players. With the number of players in a team also limited to no more than twenty-two in a whole season. There are plenty of domestic all-rounders in India Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool, Jalaj Saxena, Shreyas Gopal and Hardik Pandya. India really should train their own players for international cricket, instead of wasting money on Australian has-been's in Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson such players are past their best and are never going to be selected to play international cricket for Australia ever again, and are in IPL for an easy life and easy money. Gurkeerat Mann, Krunal Pandya and Bhargav Bhatt are all very good all-rounders in domestic cricket and IPL sides should be showing more faith in them.

  • ruffy82197598 on March 14, 2017, 21:23 GMT

    @FIRST_DROP...... Funniest thing I have read in a while!! Love it, although sadly a bit too close to the truth!

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