Cricket World Cup 2023 Mitchell Marsh to return to Australia
Mitchell Marsh has returned home from the World Cup in India for personal reasons and will not play against England on Saturday.
Marsh’s return has not been provided with any further details or a timeframe.
On Monday, Australia batter Glenn Maxwell was ruled out of the match with a concussion after falling off the back of a golf buggy.
As of now, Marsh has played in all six of Australia’s matches, scoring 225 runs and taking two wickets.
A fine 121 was scored against Pakistan earlier in the competition, but he was dropped to number three following Travis Head’s return.
His family issues are affecting him, and we all know how important family is,” Marcus Stoinis said on Thursday.
It looks like he’s doing the right thing, he’s getting home and he’s seeing the people he needs to see, but there’s no timetable for when he’ll return, but I’m sure he’ll do what he needs to do at home.
The message he sent me last night said, “I’m going home for a few days, and then I’m coming back to win this World Cup.”
For the meeting with England in Ahmedabad, Australia will pick just 13 players due to the injuries to Marsh and Maxwell.
There is a high likelihood of Stoinis and fellow all-rounder Cameron Green being recalled. Sean Abbott, a bowling all-rounder, and wicketkeeper Alex Carey are the alternatives.
Five defeats in six games have effectively eliminated England from the semi-finals, but a resurgent Australia, which lost its opening two matches, is third in the table.
In the semi-finals, the top four teams from both sides will qualify. Both teams still have three games to play.