Shaun Marsh is Kings XI Punjab’s leading run-scorer in the IPL with 2054 runs in 56 matches since 2008. © BCCI
Australia and Kings XI Punjab batsman Shaun Marsh was hospitalised early Monday morning, as a precautionary measure after he contracted food poisoning.
Marsh had trained with his team in Mohali on Sunday, on the eve of their first IPL 2016 match against Gujarat Lions, but was ruled out of the game after he came down with the illness.
Kings XI officials said there was no major concern with Marsh’s health. According to cricket.com.au Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis and South Africa fast bowler Kyle Abbott had suffered food poisoning last week and recovered. Stoinis played Monday’s game, scoring 33 and bowling two overs with returns of 2 for 27.
Marsh has played for Kings XI in eight seasons of the tournament since 2008, missing the 2009 edition due to a hamstring injury. He is the highest run-scorer for the side in the IPL with 2054 runs in 56 matches at an average of 41.91, including one century and 17 fifties.
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