Marsh rules out of ODI series; Josh Inglis tests covid positive

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LAHORE: Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the first ODI against Pakistan in Lahore with a hip flexor injury following scans in Lahore today. Marsh injured his left hip during fielding drills yesterday.

Cricket Australia spokesman said that scans confirmed the injury was a low-grade hip flexor strain. Marsh will be managed clinically with a view to potentially returning to play later in the series.

Australia will also be without wicketkeeper batter Josh Inglis who this morning tested positive for COVID. Inglis will isolate for five days before returning to the squad.

The remainder of the squad returned negative results following routine daily testing.