The all-rounder Mitch Marsh is set to miss the upcoming clash against England on November 04 in the World Cup 2023.
Mitchell Marsh to miss England Clash
Australia will have a major setback as the key allrounder Mitchell Marsh flew back home on Wednesday for personal reasons with no timeline for his return.
“A timeline on his return to the squad is to be confirmed,” said a cricket release in Australia.
Recently, Glenn Maxwell was sidelined for the England clash due to a Concussion after an injury on a golf course. This is the second time in a year that the all-rounder suffered an accident. He previously broke his leg at a private party last November which has been recovered recently.
He has scored 196 runs with a strike rate of 148.48 in the tournament and also recorded fastest World Cup Hundred.
With two players absent ahead of the 36th World Cup match, this change would have some impact on the side and their target for the semi-final spot. The five-time champions stand in third place in the points table with four victories out of six matches they played so far in the ICC tournament.
They lost the matches against India and South Africa and won the matches against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Netherlands, and New Zealand. With only three matches left in the group stage matches for Australia, they are aiming to secure a spot in the semifinals.
Squad members Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green will come in the choices to replace Maxwell and Marsh for the match with England. Tanveer Sangha will be traveling with the team as a reserve.
Australia has the option of replacing Marsh in the tournament, but all replacement players need to be approved by the Event Technical Committee. Marsh has a total of 225 runs and two wickets to his name at the World Cup thus far, with his impressive knock of 121 against Pakistan in Bengaluru.
On opening the match, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored 259 runs and joined the list of highest opening stands in men’s ODI World Cups. By the end of the innings, Australia scored 367 runs and set a huge target for Pakistan.
Shafique and Imam opened for Pakistan scoring 134 runs. By the end, Pakistan scored 305 runs on 46th over losing all 10 wickets. David Warner was named as the player of the Match.
Australia will be playing their next World Cup match against England on November 04 at Narendra Modi Stadium.