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Old 17-Dec-2014
Wink Hamstring concern for Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh has added to Australia's injury concerns after leaving the field with soreness in his right hamstring on the first day of the second Test against India at the Gabba. Marsh pulled up gingerly after delivering the final ball of his first over after lunch, and his sixth of the innings, and immediately left the field to be assessed by the Cricket Australia medical staff.

Australia entered the Test without their captain Michael Clarke, who has had surgery on his right hamstring, and fast bowler Ryan Harris, who has a slight quadriceps strain. Marsh had been Australia's only wicket-taker in the opening session, finally claiming his first Test wicket in his fourth match when his short ball was slashed behind by Shikhar Dhawan.

Marsh has a history of hamstring issues. In October, he was ruled out of Australia's limited-overs matches against Pakistan in the UAE after hurting his left hamstring, the same hamstring that had been operated on two years earlier. However, he recovered in time to make his Test debut in the first Test in Dubai later that month.

In 2013 he picked up a hamstring injury during the Australia A tour of South Africa in July-August and aggravated it during Champions League training with the Perth Scorchers in September.

The previous year he tore his hamstring tendons off the bone while diving to make his ground while batting in a one-day game for Western Australia.

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