Shaun Marsh has become the third Australian Test player in three days to head home from the Indian Premier League after suffering a back injury playing for Kings XI Punjab.
Marsh’s younger brother, Mitchell, pulled out of the Twenty20 tournament with a side strain on Sunday, with captain Steve Smith following on Monday with a wrist injury.
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Left-handed batsman Marsh has been sore since a six-wicket loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19, Cricket Australia said on its website.
Marsh’s next chance of international duty is Australia’s three-Test tour of Sri Lanka in July and August.
His brother Mitchell and Smith are due to play a triangular one-day tournament in the Caribbean next month.
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