The Australian batsman will join up with Kings XI at the weekend after a hamstring injury.
After an inconsistent start to the current IPL season Kings XI Punjab have some good news as batsman Shaun Marsh is going to join up with the squad.
The Australian has missed all five of Kings XI’s matches in the 2013 Twenty20 tournament so far, after being sidelined with a ruptured hamstring tendon.
Marsh sustained the injury whilst playing for Australia A back in February but he has now announced that he will join up with his IPL franchise on Saturday.
“I’m feeling fit and healthy so I can’t wait to get back to playing cricket again and am really excited about the next five weeks in the IPL,” the 29-year-old said on Perth Scorchers’ website – Marsh’s side in the Big Bash.
The return of the big hitter to the Kings XI squad will be a huge boost for coach Darren Lehmann and captain Adam Gilchrist, as they look to make a march on the final four spots in the table.
The side’s top order have struggled badly in the sixth edition of the IPL so they will be hoping the return of Marsh can bring some much needed consistent firepower.
The Australian has scored the most runs for Punjab (1,603), has amassed the most half-centuries for the side with 13, hit 223 boundaries and has the best average with 45.80.
With a whole host of records under the batsman’s belt it is little wonder the franchise has struggled without him and he may go straight into the side when Kings XI play Pune Warriors India on Sunday.