“Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago,” Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said.
“He missed his teams next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the Qantas Tour of the West Indies. “Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play timeframes.”
He is the third RPS player after Faf du Plessis and Kevin Pietersen to be out of the tournament due to injury.