Perth: Mitchell Marsh the Australian allrounder, will not feature for Perth Scorchers in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 after suffering a hamstring injury. The 21-year-old becomes the third major player for Perth to miss the tournament, after Michael Hussey and Nathan Coulter-Nile, and faces a recovery period of 10 to 12 weeks.
"He was hungry and raring to go, but unfortunately, that's one of the things that happens in sport. We have to deal with it and give someone else an opportunity," Western Australia's coach Justin Langer told reporters at the launch of the WACA season. "He was meticulous in his preparation to get back last time, and he reaped the rewards for that preparation. Hopefully he'll keep learning really strong lessons and he'll have a bright summer when he gets over this one."
Langer said Marsh picked up the injury playing for Australia A in South Africa recently. "I knew straight away - it's a coach's nightmare when you see it. He was running a 100m run-through and it just went," he said. "This one won't require surgery, but it's probably an 8-10 week injury."
Marsh has played 12 matches for Perth, scoring 386 runs at 55.14 with three fifties, and taking three wickets at 57.66. Perth are already without Michael Hussey and Coulter-Nile, who chose to represent their IPL teams Chennai and Mumbai