IPL 2020: SRH’s Mitchell Marsh ruled out of tournament; replacement named
Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 202) due to an ankle injury, the franchise announced on Wednesday (September 23). SRH have now named a replacement for Marsh.
The 28-year-old Marsh, who played in SRH’s opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday (September 21) in Dubai, sustained an injury to his ankle while bowling. He tried to stop a ball hit by RCB opener Aaron Finch and twisted his right ankle.
He was bowling his first over and the innings’ fifth and delivered only four balls before leaving the field. Later, in the run chase, he came to bat at No. 10. However, he was out first ball and was limping. He was helped off the ground by one of the members of the SRH’s support staff. SRH lost the match by 10 runs.
“Doesn’t look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight. He’s got to get an X-ray, hopefully it’s not too bad. It doesn’t look great. Obviously what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can't put any weight on it. Fingers crossed,” SRH captain David Warner had told Star Sports during the match.
On Wednesday, SRH took to Twitter to confirm that Marsh will not play the rest of the tournament in the UAE. They have named West Indies’ all-rounder Jason Holder as his replacement.
“Official Statement Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out due to injury. We wish him a speedy recovery. Jason Holder will replace him for #Dream11IPL 2020 . #OrangeArmy #KeepRising (sic),” SRH tweeted. Marsh was bought in the players' auction by SRH for Rs 2 crore in December 2019.
West Indies' Test captain Holder has previously been with SRH and also played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL. His IPL debut was in 2013, for CSK against Rajasthan Royals (RR). So far, he has played 11 IPL matches. In IPL 2020 players' auction, he went unsold. His base price was Rs 75 lakh.