Mitchell Marsh’s professional career has witnessed plenty of ups and downs, encapsulated by form and injury concerns throughout. In Australia’s first ODI since March, Mitchell Marsh scored 73 against England that eventually turned out to be a match-winning one. The all-rounder struggled in the next two games; however, managed to find a spot in the first game for SunRisers Hyderabad this year. An Injury cut-short his season after which he is finding hard to get back home.
Mitchell Marsh suffered an ankle injury in the first over while bowling for SunRisers Hyderabad. He could not deliver a single ball after that and stayed out of the field to attain some fitness to bat later. The Western Australian came limping out to bat at the fall of the eighth wicket. All he could do was hand a catch to the long-on fielder in his very first delivery, failing to time the ball due to injury.
Meanwhile, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the availability of a commercial flight from UAE to Perth is proving to be difficult. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Cricket Australia is in talks with the BCCI and the IPL governing council to find a way. In case of travel arrangements getting done, the 28-year old will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days in South Australia and another two weeks in Perth.
Sunrisers Hyderabad replaces the West Indian Test captain with Mitchell Marsh:
If not for his injury, Marsh would have flown with the rest of the Australian players in a chartered flight after IPL. Also, the 2016 champions have roped in West Indian Test skipper Jason Holder for Mitchell Marsh. Holder captained Barbados Tridents in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League. The 28-year old has also played for the Orange Army in a few matches previously.
Sunrisers sustained a ten-run defeat to RCB in their opening match and would be looking forward for a quick turnaround. The David Warner-led side will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan spin-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will likely come in for Marsh in the second game.