Due to injuries, another important component of Australia’s playing lineup will be absent during the Australian cricket summer. Mitchell Marsh will likely miss Australia’s tour of India at the end of the domestic season since he decided to get surgery on his ankle in an effort to be ready for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2019.
Mitchell Marsh, in doubt for India tour
Marsh has experienced ongoing ankle problems, and the constant soreness nearly prevented him from competing in the T20 World Cup on home soil. In an effort to regain full fitness, the 31-year-old will undergo keyhole surgery to remove loose bone fragments and replace cartilage.
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Marsh was a travelling companion on Australia’s most recent tour of Asia, a two-match series against Sri Lanka in July, even though he was not chosen for the home Test team to face the West Indies. Marsh hasn’t participated in a Test since the 2019 Ashes, but the all-rounder was planning to travel to India for Australia’s Border-Gavaskar series, which will be crucial in the country’s bid for the World Test Championship.
Mitchell is a vital component of our squads, and we will support him during his rehabilitation period. We are confident he will be available for Australian selection for the ODI series against India in March,” said Australian head of selectors George Bailey in a statement.
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By having the operation now, we are giving Mitchell the best opportunity to heal and resume his all-rounder expertise, which is a crucial component of our goals for the upcoming year and beyond,” the statement continued. Marsh will watch from the sidelines alongside fellow all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who sustained an unexpected injury in the middle of November. After Australia’s failed T20 World Cup defense, Maxwell took a harmless fall at a friend’s house, breaking his left fibula.