Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of IPL 2020 after suffering an injury in the inaugural match for SunRisers Hyderabad. West Indies all-rounder and Test captain Jason Holder, who last led his national team to England tour, has been announced as the replacement and will join the SRH squad shortly.
The injury-prone Marsh suffered an ankle injury during the match which has been deemed as ‘serious’ by the team sources. Marsh had picked up the injury after SRH captain David Warner asked him to bowl the fifth over of the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Marsh could not complete the over as he injured himself in the second delivery while stopping a drive from his countryman and skipper Aaron Finch. He, however, went on to bowl to more deliveries before pulling out of the over.
As the match progressed, Marsh had return to bat at No.10 for his franchise. It was a clear sign, then, that he is struggling with the injury and can face further consequences.
“It doesn’t look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight,” Warner told Star Sports.
“Obviously, what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can’t put any weight on it,” Warner had said after the match.
The ruling out will be a big blow for SRH. However, Holder with his experience will look to add firepower to the attack. The West Indies all-rounder is capable to contribute for the side with the bat and ball will come in handy for the side.
Holder has an experience of playing 116 T20 matches. He has scored 949 runs in these matches at an average of 14.16 and has picked up 91 wickets with one four-wicket haul to his name.