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Mitchell Marsh ruled out of final Sri Lanka T20I, in doubt for ODI series too

Allrounder suffering from calf strain is expected to stay on since he's part of the team picked for the Test leg of the tour

Alex Malcolm
A calf injury may have ruled Mitchell Marsh out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka  •  Getty Images

A calf injury may have ruled Mitchell Marsh out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka  •  Getty Images

Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the final T20I against Sri Lanka in Palekelle with a calf strain. It is estimated that he will need a week or two to recover, meaning he will miss at least the early part of the five-match ODI series that follows as well.
Marsh suffered the injury during Australia's three-wicket win in Colombo on Wednesday, that saw the visitors wrap up the series 2-0, with a game to spare. Marsh has been replaced by Josh Inglis in the side for the final T20I.
The allrounder is also part of the Test squad for the two-match series which starts at the end of the month in Galle, although he is unlikely to be required unless there is an injury to Cameron Green.
Australia are already without Mitchell Starc for the early part of the ODI series due to a lacerated finger. Jhye Richardson and Kane Richardson have both been called in as cover.
Marsh has not played an ODI since July last year. He missed the three-match series against Pakistan prior to the IPL due to a hip flexor injury.
Australia have plenty of all-round options to choose from for the ODI series in Pallekele and Colombo with Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Green, all in the squad. Green made a spectacular century for Australia A against Sri Lanka A on Tuesday and even opened the bowling in the Pakistan series. He did not bowl for Australia A and may not bowl in the early part of the ODI series as he continues to have his workload carefully monitored in the lead-up to the Test matches.

Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo