Sydney - Fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Mitchell
Marsh will miss the third one-day international against Pakistan in Perth on
Thursday, Cricket Australia said.
Australia's leading strike bowler needs a rest while Marsh
has been carrying a shoulder injury.
Starc will re-join the squad in Sydney for the fourth match
in the five-leg series.
"Mitchell has had a very big six months and played a
significant amount of cricket," said interim national selector Trevor
"We needed to find an opportunity to give him a break
and with his schedule in the comings months we believe now is the appropriate
time to give him a match off."
Marsh has been managing his shoulder but can't keep going
any longer, said physiotherapist David Beakley.
"It is now at a point where he is unable to function at
the level required.
"He now requires a period of rest and rehabilitation in
order to return to full fitness," Beakley said.
Marsh, aged 25, will miss the rest of the ODI series but was
named in Australia's 16-man squad to tour India next month and hopes to recover
New batsman Chris Lynn has also been ruled out of the Perth
match with an on-going neck injury but hopes to be fit for the rest of the
Selectors added middle order batsman Peter Handscomb to the
ODI squad while a replacement for Marsh will be announced in due course.
Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second
one-dayer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI win on
Australian soil for 12 years.
The victory was also Pakistan's first ODI win at the MCG
since 1985 and levelled the series at 1-1.