World Cup 2023: Setback for Australia as Mitchell Marsh withdraws indefinitely from Cricket World Cup
PTC Web Desk: Australia's all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been forced to withdraw from the Cricket World Cup 2023 indefinitely due to personal reasons, as confirmed by Cricket Australia just two days before their critical match against arch-rivals England. This blow follows the news that star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will also miss the England game, recovering from a concussion suffered after falling from a golf cart.
According to cricket.com.au, Australia faces a significant setback with the absence of another key all-rounder, as Mitch Marsh returned home for personal matters, casting uncertainty over his World Cup participation. Possible replacements for both Maxwell and Marsh in the crucial match against England include Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green. Spinner Tanveer Sangha is accompanying the team as a reserve.
In the event that Marsh remains unavailable for the rest of the tournament, Australia does have the option to nominate a replacement. However, such replacements must gain approval from the Event Technical Committee.
Mitch Marsh's World Cup performance has been notable, amassing 225 runs at an average of over 37 and claiming two wickets. His standout performance came against Pakistan in Bengaluru, where he scored a magnificent 121, and he also notched up a fifty against Sri Lanka.
Australia's upcoming matches in the league stage include a clash with England on November 4 and a match against Bangladesh on November 11.
- With inputs from agencies