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Shaun Marsh career might end

Ligament and joint damage have cut short Shaun Marsh's county stint with Glamorgan and the left-hander will return home to recover from the injury, it was confirmed on Tuesday (July 10). Marsh fell awkwardly and straight away called for medical attention during the T20 Blast game against Sussex in Cardiff. With the help of medical staff, Marsh also left the field immediately.

He has been in decent touch during the course of the English domestic season, evidenced by the 143 runs he compiled at an average of over 35 in the Royal London One-Day Cup. He has also notched up 203 runs in the Division 2 Championship so far.

Marsh, who has been troubled by back and hamstring problems in the past, was in good form during the Ashes 2017-18 composing 445 runs. However, he struggled to make his presence felt in the subsequent four-match Test rubber versus South Africa, ending up with an average of just 18.75.

Glamorgan have also been left sweating over Marchant de Lange's fitness with the pacer struggling with a hamstring injury. "Losing Marchant for the rest of the competition and in Shaun's case, the season, is a big blow," lamented Glamorgan's director of cricket Hugh Morris. "As a proven international batsman, Shaun will leave a big hole at the top of the order and we are currently considering our options and are looking at options for replacing him for the rest of the season.

"Marchant was one of our best bowlers in the T20 competition last year and is an inspirational character in the dressing room. However, we have a strong bowling line-up and I'm sure we will be able to fill that gap with the players we have available."

Marsh will now aim to be fit for Australia Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October.