Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests of the India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar series due to a shoulder injury.
The entire row of Australian captain, Steven Smith looking at the dressing room for advice on whether he should opt for Decision Review System (DRS) during the 2nd Test in Bengaluru seems to have originated after Mitchell Marsh was dismissed during Australia's first innings on Sunday.
The four-match series is nicely poised with India bouncing back in the second Test to level the series at 1-1. Having hurled the ball down at speeds in excess of 140kph during 2016, Marsh's pace dropped away alarmingly during a home summer in which he was also axed from the Test team due to a string of poor scores. "Consequently, he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action", Australia's team physio David Beakley confirmed.
Moises Henriques looms as the frontrunner ahead of Marcus Stoinis.
Coach Darren Lehmann said it was likely that another allrounder would be flown in from Australia to replace Marsh.
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"Marcus got across the line simply because during Australia A here a couple of years ago, he performed very well", Hohns said.
"It's unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person who comes in".
Glenn Maxwell and Usman Khawaja are strong contenders, though, to take the vacant spot in the XI but a surprise inclusion may be what Australia need after a 75-run loss in the second Test in Bangalore.
"Whether we go with Usman Khawaja or Glenn Maxwell or whoever's selected, we'll just wait and see".