IPL 2016: Kings XI Punjab lose Shaun Marsh to back injury

first_imgKings XI Punjab suffered a major setback to their campaign after Australian batsman Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2016 with a back injury. (Full IPL Coverage)KXIP, who are languishing at the bottom of the table, started paving their road to recovery with a convincing victory over table-toppers Gujarat Lions. Earlier, KXIP had sacked David Miller as captain and replaced him with Murali Vijay, who continued his good run with another fine half-century in a winning cause.Left-arm spinner Axar Patel snared the first hat-trick of the season and the whole group seemed eager to bounce back and start afresh. But Marsh’s injury is bound to demoralise the squad.The left-handed Australian batsman had been one of the driving forces in the batting line-up with scores of 13, 4, 56 not out, 40, 45 and 1 this year.Marsh joins a star-studded list of injured players. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, South African T20 captain Faf du Plessis, Australian skipper Steve Smith, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Sri Lankan pace ace Lasith Malinga were also ruled out of the IPL 2016.last_img

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