Sydney - Australia opener Shaun Marsh is in doubt for next month's first Test
against South Africa with a hamstring injury suffered in a domestic cup
match this weekend.
Marsh, who missed Australia's recent ODI tour of South Africa with a
broken finger, was inconvenienced during his innings of 70 against
WA Cricket described Marsh's injury as a "low grade tear".
"Marsh will return to Perth where he will undergo rehabilitation with
a view to being available for selection for the opening Test of the
three-match series against South Africa at the WACA Ground next month,"
WA Cricket said in a statement on Sunday.
Marsh returned to the Test side for the final match in Sri Lanka,
replacing Joe Burns, and scored 130 - his second Test century in as many
matches after a career-best 182 against West Indies last December.
The first Test begins in Perth on November 3, leaving Marsh less than three weeks to prove his fitness.
Burns and Usman Khawaja, who were both dropped in Sri Lanka, are in
line to replace Marsh should he be unavailable for selection.