Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the Indian tour due to a shoulder injury and will return home for recovery, reported Cricket Australia. Marsh has scored just 48 runs in the two Test matches and has bowled just five overs.

“Mitchell has been playing with a shoulder injury for most of the summer, which we have been managing up until now, but it has progressively deteriorated to a point where he is unable to function at the level required,” said team physio David Beakley. “Consequently he will return to Australia to consult with specialists to advise the best course of action.”

“It was fine when he got here but it’s gotten worse,” said coach Darren Lehmann. “I was confident (Marsh was fit), I thought he played really well in the second innings in Pune where he got 31. At the end of the day it’s unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person who comes in (is). Whether we go with Usman Khawaja or Glenn Maxwell or whoever’s selected, we’ll just wait and see.”

His replacement will be named ahead of the Ranchi Test starting on March 16.