IPL 2013 April 19, 2013

Shaun Marsh to join Kings XI Punjab squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shaun Marsh will join the Kings XI Punjab squad on Saturday after passing a fitness test in Australia on Friday. Marsh had been recovering from a ruptured hamstring tendon behind his right knee, an injury he picked while playing for Australia A in February.

"I'm feeling fit and healthy so I can't wait to get back to playing cricket again and am really excited about the next five weeks in the IPL," Marsh said in a media release issued by Perth Scorchers, his team in the Big Bash .

Marsh's recovery is a big boost for Punjab, whose top order has been struggling badly, including the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their coach Darren Lehmann conceded earlier this week that it was a big concern. With 1603 runs, he is by far Kings XI Punjab's best batsman. He has a century and the most number of fifties (13). He has also hit the most number of boundaries for Punjab (223) and has the best average (45.80), and one of the highest strike-rates in the team.