IPL 2020: SRH all-rounder Mitchell Marsh secures flight to Perth after suffering from ankle injury
In the light of Marsh’s injury, SRH have already announced their replacement in the form of West Indies skipper Jason Holder
Updated - Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their IPL 2020 campaign with a loss against the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Apart from losing the match, another unfortunate incident added to their tension when all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered an ankle injury. In the latest development surrounding his injury, the all-rounder avoided being stuck in Dubai and has taken a flight back to Australia. He is ruled out of the whole season due to the injury he sustained while bowling in the opening game for his team.
Marsh was finding it difficult to stay in the bio-secure bubble in Dubai for long and wanted to head back to his home. It was a challenging job to secure flight in these conditions at such short notice, but the arrangements have been made now.
Cricket Australia (CA) spokesperson confirmed, according to the Times of India, that the all-rounder has secured a flight to Perth and will land there in the latter part of the day.
Jason Holder will be the new man for SRH
After reaching Perth, Mitchell Marsh will undergo mandatory quarantine of 14 days. In the light of Marsh’s injury, SRH have already announced their replacement in the form of West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder. In their next outing, SRH will take on the Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 26.
In the match against Bangalore, Marsh went down in his very first over. He came to bowl in SRH’s fifth over and twisted his ankle and eventually decided to walk off the field. The all-rounder mustered all his courage and even came out to bat at No. 10 for his SRH but was seen limping clearly. He was dismissed on his very first ball and left the pitch with the help of support from players and staff.
Meanwhile, the CA is yet to determine the extent of the injury and will be hoping that he will be available for the home season against India. Mitchell Marsh had only made his comeback to the Australian side and played a crucial role in the team winning the ODI series against England earlier this month.