Mitchell Marsh, Australia, and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder has cited bio-bubble fatigue for pulling out of the upcoming IPL 2021 edition, on March 31, 2021. The sources in the SRH management confirmed that the Australian has pulled out from this year’s edition. The team has not thought about any replacement as of now.
Mitchell Marsh was bought by the 2016 IPL champions for his base price of INR 2 crores in the IPL 2020 edition. However, the all-rounder injured his ankle in the franchise’s first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament altogether.
Mitchell Marsh Wary Of Spending Two Months In Restricted Bio-Bubble And Hard Quarantine
SRH retained Mitchell Marsh for the IPL 2021 edition, however, the allrounder informed his decision to not play in the IPL 2021 to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as Sunrisers Hyderabad a few days back.
“Yes, Mitchell Marsh has opted out of this year’s IPL. We cannot say anything about the replacement at this point in time,” sources within SRH told ANI on Wednesday.
As per the latest IPL bio-security protocols, Marsh would have had to stay in the mandatory seven-day quarantine before entering the bio-secure bubble formed for his team. The Hyderabad franchise had replaced Marsh with West Indies’ Jason Holder, who performed well in IPL 2020 and was retained for the IPL 2021 as well.
Mitchell Marsh’s Replacement
It has been reported by Cricbuzz that the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) management have already chosen a replacement for Mitchell Marsh for the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. SRH has roped in a prominent England top-order batsman who performed well against India in the recently held T20I series.
Marsh has played 21 IPL games over the course of 10 years, has also turned up for Rising Pune Supergiant, Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors.
Meanwhile, SRH will have plenty of players to choose from as in the IPL 2021 auction they added the likes of Kedhar Jadhav, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to its squad.
The IPL 2021 will begin from April 9 onwards and will be played across six venues in India, with Ahmedabad hosting the playoffs and the final of the tournament on May 30.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first match on April 11 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Chennai.