In a surprising turn of events, the report of Mitchell Marsh’s ankle injury has gone missing, the batsman confirmed on Tuesday. The Australia stated that neither he nor CA are aware of the whereabouts of the report that was prepared in the UAE during IPL 2020.
Mitchell Marsh had injured his ankle during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first game of the IPL 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 28-year-old twisted his ankle on the follow through during the fifth over of the RCB innings and soon hobbled out of the ground.
He was later ruled out of the competition as the Hyderabad-based franchise roped in Jason Holder to replace him. But while Mitchell Marsh has reached his Australia, his report has not. He has revealed Cricket Australia is yet to receive the report of his ankle injury. The development has left Marsh and CA uncertain of the extent of his injury.
“We don’t really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE. Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them so it’s bit of a weird situation,” he told reporters during a virtual press conference.
Mitchell Marsh also expressed his disappointment over yet another injury setback and also explained how he ended up injuring his ankle after bowling just four deliveries.
“It’s really frustrating and a little unlucky. I’ve tried to dive for the ball like that probably a thousand times in my career.
“My spikes just got caught in the wicket… it’s just one of those really frustrating injuries. Hopefully, I can get back for the last [Shield] game or the maybe even last two games [before the Big Bash break] if things go really well,” he said.
This is the second time an injury has cut short his IPL stint. In 2016 while he was playing for the Rising Pune Supergiant, he had gone off the field following a side strain after bowling only four balls and was ruled out of the tournament.