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Southampton, September 18, 2013
Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of playing for the Perth Scorchers in the CLT20, Cricket Australia announced Monday. Marsh will return to Australia on Tuesday after suffering a right hamstring strain during England’s three-wicket win in the fourth ODI in Cardiff on Saturday.

The injury saw the 30-year-old Marsh, son of former Test opener Geoff Marsh, miss Australia’s 49-run victory over England in Monday’s fifth ODI in their tour finale in Southampton, a victory that gave them a 2-1 series win.

After that match, Cricket Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said in a CA statement: “Shaun sustained a right hamstring muscle strain in the fourth ODI in Cardiff and today (Monday) had an MRI scan which confirmed the diagnosis.

“Shaun will now return home to Perth tomorrow (Tuesday) for further treatment.”

‘Heat not expected to make finals’

Sydney: Reigning Big Bash League champions Brisbane Heat will be far weaker during the CLT20, according to a report in news.com.au.

The report says the team is not expected to make the finals as they will be without big names like all-rounder Shane Watson, who is playing for Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals, Mitchell Johnson, who is playing for Mumbai Indians) and Thisara Perera, who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With Ryan Harris and Luke Pomersbach withdrawing due to injury and personal reasons respectively, the report said that the Heat have drawn arguably the weaker of the teams.

It added that it will not take a backward step under the guidance of new coach Stuart Law, who captained Queensland to win its first Sheffield Shield title.