Mitchell Marsh is facing trouble to go back to his home after he sustained an ankle injury while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, for whom injuries have become a common hurdle of his career, twisted his ankle while bowling against RCB on Monday. Although suffering from injury, he bravely came to bat but could not score runs as he was writhing in pain. The team management later confirmed that the all-rounder has been ruled out of the IPL this season.
Amid the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, Mitchel Marsh is facing problem to find a direct commercial flight from UAE to Perth.
The Sydney Morning Herald had reported that Cricket Australia (CA) is trying to coordinate with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL Governing Council to find a solution for Marsh.
Moreover, if the travelling arrangement is made, the allrounder will have to follow 14 days quarantine after landing in South Australia, followed by another fortnight on reaching Perth.
If Mitchell Marsh had not got injured, he would have travelled with his Australian contingent after the end of the IPL.
Jason Holder replaces Mitchell Marsh in SRH’s squad:
SRH has announced the West Indies allrounder Jason Holder as Mitchell Marsh’s replacement for this season. Holder has played for SRH in 2014 — and 2015 before playing for KKR in 2016. He has not featured in the IPL for the last three seasons.
The fast bowling allrounder will enter the tournament after leading the Barbados Tridents in the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Meanwhile, after facing defeat against RCB, SRH will move to play the next match on Saturday against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who also faced defeat in their opener against Mumbai Indians (MI).
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