T20 World Cup 2024: Mitchell Marsh drops bombshell revelation on his availability for Australia

Updated - 02 May 2024, 02:04 PM

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All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who will captain Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, has confirmed that his recovery from a hamstring injury is going as planned. 

Mitchell Marsh was originally scheduled to play the entirety of the Indian Premier League 2024 season for the Delhi Capitals but his hamstring niggle ruled him out. The 32-year-old was supposed to play a key role for the Capitals but he left for Australia only after playing 4 matches against Punjab, Rajasthan, Chennai, and Kolkata. 

What did Mitchell Marsh say about his hamstring injury? 

On April 3rd, Mitchell Marsh played his final game for the Delhi Capitals during their heavy 106-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in Vishakhapatnam. It was after this match that Marsh sustained a niggle on his hamstring and was rested for a few games before being sent back to Perth for further treatment. 

A few weeks after returning home, Mitchell Marsh confirmed to the DC management that his recovery from the hamstring injury was taking much longer than he thought. As a result, the Capitals confirmed that Marsh would not be returning to India for the Premier League before naming Afghanistan all-rounder Gulbadin Naib as his replacement. 

Earlier today, Mitchell Marsh took some time out to speak to ESPN and gave a major update on his hamstring injury. The 32-year-old admitted that his recovery is now going as planned and it is on the right track, just as he and the Aussie team management had wanted. 

Marsh said that the injury will still take at least 2-3 weeks to fully heal but claimed that the World Cup timing is good enough for him to recover in time. The new Aussie captain also hoped that he doesn't meet any unprecedented setback before the 2021 Champions' opening game of the 2024 T20 World Cup against Oman on June 6 at Barbados. 
"The hammy is good, it's coming along really well. It's pretty much exactly where we want it to be. It's one of those things. Just got to get it right over the next three weeks and get on the plane. If we had to play tomorrow, I would be in a bit of trouble. Still a couple of weeks away, and the timing probably sits perfectly barring any setbacks." - Mitchell Marsh told ESPN Australia. 

A golden opportunity for Mitchell Marsh coming up in the T20 WC

The upcoming T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies will give Mitchell Marsh an opportunity to become the second Australian captain to lift the title. He was a part of the Aussie team which won its first WC in the shortest format in 2021 under Aaron Finch's leadership. 
In the finale against New Zealand, Marsh starred with his 77 off 50 and was also adjudged as man of the match. Moreover, the all-rounder along with most of his Aussie teammates, have the chance to complete the ICC trophy treble and become World Champions across all formats at the same time. 
Mitchell Marsh is not only aiming to clinch his first ICC silverware as captain but also claim his 4th title overall after the 2021 T20 WC and ICC Cricket World Cups in 2015 and 2023.

Australia's squad for the T20 World Cup 2024

Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa


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