Reports: Mitchell Marsh likely to be ruled out of IPL 2020 due to ankle injury
Marsh walked off after bowling only four balls during the match on Monday.
Updated - Sep 22, 2020 3:05 pm
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got off to a poor start in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. They lost their opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 10 runs. But more bad news is coming from their camp as the all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the whole tournament. He suffered an ankle injury during the match and looked in a lot of pain.
Marsh walked off when the first innings was in progress after bowling only four deliveries with the ball. However, he later came out to bat courageously at number 10 in a desperate attempt to get his team over the line. But the Australian was not even able to stand and ended up bagging a golden duck. In the process, he also might have worsened the injury.
“It seems a serious injury. I am not sure if he will be able to compete in any of the matches,” a team source was quoted as saying by the Times of India. However, the SRH team management is yet to comment officially on the extent of Mitchell Marsh’s injury.
Mohammad Nabi might play the next game
It was surprising to not see all-rounder Mohammad Nabi in SRH XI on Monday who was coming into the IPL after a brilliant CPL stint with bat and ball. However, with Mitchell Marsh getting injured, Nabi is likely to replace him in the XI to lend more experience to the line-up at five or six.
Moreover, if Marsh is ruled out, the SRH might also consider roping in another Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian who has played around 40 IPL matches before and is an excellent all-rounder. As for Marsh, the SRH skipper David Warner also praised him for coming out to bat for the team while stating that the injury doesn’t look good at the moment.
“It doesn’t look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight,” he said while speaking to Star Sports after the match.