Bailey leads Tasmania for one-day match February 19, 2007

Marsh ruled out with calf injury

Cricinfo staff



There was no cheering for Dan Marsh when he was ruled out with a torn calf © Getty Images

Dan Marsh, the Tasmania captain, will be out of action for three weeks after tearing his calf muscle on the weekend. George Bailey will lead Tasmania for their last limited-overs match in 2006-07, against South Australia at Adelaide on Wednesday.

Marsh, who hurt his leg taking off for a single during the Tigers' loss to Victoria on Saturday, is likely to miss at least one of Tasmania's two remaining Pura Cup matches. However, Tim Coyle, the Tasmania coach, conceded it could be a season-ending injury.

"It is a calf injury that we think is three weeks," Coyle told the Sunday Tasmanian. "Three weeks should be a really good turnaround, but they are really big calf muscles, they take a bit of repairing. He is feeling pretty good at the moment. He thought he had done something pretty serious, but it looks OK."

The Tigers have included Chris Duval, the fast bowler and Matthew Wade, the uncapped batsman, in their 13-man squad. Jason Krejza, who transferred from New South Wales mid-season, is also in with a chance of his first game for his new state.

South Australia recalled Mark Cleary to replace Shaun Tait, who is in New Zealand with the Australia one-day team. Neither the Redbacks nor the Tigers can make the Ford Ranger Cup final, which will be between Victoria and Queensland on February 25.

Tasmania squad Michael Di Venuto, Tim Paine (wk), Michael Dighton, George Bailey (capt), Dane Anderson, Travis Birt, Matthew Wade, Jason Krejza, Xavier Doherty, Luke Butterworth, Brendan Drew, Ben Hilfenhaus, Chris Duval.

South Australia squad Matthew Elliott, Daniel Harris, Mark Cosgrove, Callum Ferguson, Darren Lehmann (capt), Nathan Adcock, Simon Roberts, Graham Manou (wk), Mark Cleary, Ryan Harris, Jason Gillespie, Dan Cullen.

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