Finger break ends Sri Lanka tour for Australia’s Marsh

30 Aug, 2016 5:12 pm

COLOMBO – Shaun Marsh will miss the remainder of Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka after the top-order batsman broke a finger while fielding during Sunday’s third one-day international, the country’s cricket board has said.

Australia have not called up a replacement for March in the two remaining one-dayers but fellow left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja, already a part of the ODI squad, will come in for the two Twenty20 matches against the same opposition.

“Shaun suffered an injury to his left little finger whilst fielding in the match yesterday (Sunday),” Australia team physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement.

“An X-ray after the match confirmed a fracture and Shaun will now return to Perth to allow time for this to heal.”

The touring side, who were swept 3-0 in the test series, lead the five-match ODI series 2-1 going into the fourth contest on Wednesday. –Reuters

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