Injured Mitch Marsh can miss the first half of the Indian T20 League
Mitch Marsh is ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan, doubtful for Indian T20 League
After Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh has also been ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan and without a doubt, this once again is a massive blow to Australia and even harder blow to Delhi. According to reports, he has been ruled out following a hip flexor injury and might be sidelined for quite some time. Now, the Australian team expects him to make his comeback in the T20I series but that might not be the case.
The captain of the ship, Aaron Finch on Monday said, “He's injured his hip-flexor, we think, at training. We are going to have to wait and see what that looks like but I don't think he'll be available for the series based on how he was feeling yesterday”. The captain added, “He sustained that (injury) in a fielding drill. It was a high intensity, lateral movement drill and he bent down to pick it up one handed and went to throw and felt a twinge”.
The all-rounder is likely to be replaced by Chris Green. Captain Finch said about the player, “We're seeing that he's a super talented cricketer. He's someone who has been quite consistent in his Test career so far. His impact with the bat and bat can't be underestimated. I'm really excited for Cam to get that opportunity”.
If indeed Marsh’s injury is as bad as it is expected then the Delhi side might have to look for his replacement right away. Even though the team won their first match, there were a lot of key players who were absent. David Warner, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman and Mitch Marsh are currently out of the squad because of their national duties. Now, Marsh is an important overseas player considering the fact that he is in tremendous form and most importantly, can contribute with both bat and bowl.
He was one of the reasons behind Australia’s success in the World Championship and Delhi wanted to use his momentum to win their maiden title. Now as things stand, the Aussie might miss the first half of the Indian T20 League.
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