Australian all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, who sustained an ankle injury in his first game of IPL 2020 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is ruled out for the entire season now. Jason Holder, the West Indian all-rounder has been named his replacement. Mitchell Marsh, who recently, flew from England after the bilateral ODI series win, seems in great trouble after having bowled his first over for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their first match of IPL 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Marsh looked in serious agony after having bowled his first bowl for SRH.
Mitchell Marsh came up to bowl the 6th over for SRH as Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch gave a great start to Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, on his first ball itself, Marsh fell down in his follow through and looked in great agony. The team’s physio was called to take a look. Marsh tried to continue. However, he couldn’t keep up with the challenge and had to leave the field in exorbitant pain.
IPL 2020: Mitchell Marsh Likely To Be Ruled Out Of IPL 2020 Following His Injury Against RCB
He later, courageously, came out to bat at number 10 in SRH’s chase but it was evident that he was finding it even difficult to stand. SRH lost the game by 10 runs.
“It seems a serious injury. I am not sure if he be able to compete in any of the matches,” a team source told PTI.
The team has not yet officially commented on the extent of his injury. It will be a huge loss for SRH, who may now consider bringing in 37-year-old Dan Christian, who has the experience of playing 40 IPL games during previous editions as a middle-order batsman and a right-arm seamer. World number one T20 all-rounder Mohammed Nabi could get a look into the playing XI.
RCB Win Their Opening Game Of IPL 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) started their journey in the IPL 2020 with a victory after beating SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in the third game of this tournament at Dubai. After winning the toss, SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to field first. Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 163/5 (20 overs) in the first innings. In reply, SunRisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 153 runs (19.4 overs).
Player of the Match award winner Yuzvendra Chahal finished the match with the incredible bowling figures of 4-0-18-3. Also, Navdeep Saini (2/25) and Shivam Dube (2/15) got two wickets each in that innings.