Australian star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the ongoing Zimbabwe series and also the upcoming New Zealand series due to ankle soreness.
Marsh was said to pick up the injury right after their team’s first ODI against Zimbabwe, held on Sunday at Townsville. He was rested for the tours to give him ample time to recover, to play against India later this month and the T20 World Cup later this year.
Ruling Out Due to an Injury
Over the years, Mitchell Marsh has been handy for all the Australian white ball matches. But now, he’s sidelined for picking an ankle soreness after the match against Zimbabwe, held on Sunday.
Marsh was the first one to pick a wicket from Zimbabwe, with a caught-and-bowled dismissal of Innocent Kaia, during his spell of six overs. Later in batting, he was caught behind for 2(3). He’ll be flying back to Perth and is expected to be good for the upcoming three-match T20 tour against India, starting September 21.
Meanwhile, Australia called Josh Inglis as his replacement for the remaining ODIs against Zimbabwe and also for the New Zealand tour following this. Inglis is a wicketkeeper-batsman and is currently a part of the London Spirit – who’s aiming at the final spot in The Hundred 2022.
Also, Australia has Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar and Sean Abbott as the potential replacements for Marsh.
Marsh is an important part of the Australian limited overs team, and he is included in their side’s T20 World Cup squad, scheduled later this year.