Australia’s World Cup 2023 campaign faces a significant setback as allrounder Mitchell Marsh departs for personal reasons, returning to Perth with an uncertain timeline for his comeback.
Australia’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign suffers another blow as allrounder Mitchell Marsh departs for personal reasons, joining Glenn Maxwell on the sidelines. Marsh’s return timeline remains uncertain, leaving the team’s lineup in question, and his absence creates a significant void, particularly with Travis Head back in the opener’s role alongside David Warner. In their recent match against New Zealand, Head shined with a century, while Marsh batted at No. 3, scoring 36 runs and delivering two overs for 18 runs.
“A timeline on his return to the squad is to be confirmed,” read a Cricket Australia release. It remains unclear if Australia will seek a replacement player as Marsh’s World Cup status remains indefinite.
Marsh initially had a slow start in the World Cup with scores of 0 and 7 against India and South Africa but later found his form, notching up a crucial 52 against Sri Lanka and a remarkable 121 against Pakistan.
With Glenn Maxwell also sidelined due to concussion, Australia faces the challenge of replacing both allrounders in the XI for the pivotal match against England. Currently placed third with eight points, Australia must secure a win to maintain their semifinal aspirations.
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Last Updated on November 2, 2023
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