IPL 2022: Injured Mitchell Marsh out of Pakistan series, heads to India to join Delhi Capitals

By India Today Web Desk: Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remaining ODI matches against Pakistan and will join the Delhi Capitals squad for IPL 2022 to “continue his recovery” from a hip flexor injury. Marsh, who was bought for a whopping Rs 6.5 crore in the IPL auction, was to join Delhi Capitals on April 6 after the end of the Pakistan white-ball series

New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Mitchell March is up and ready to join Delhi Capitals squad after being ruled out of the white ball series against Pakistan. Marsh has been ruled out of the series due to a hip injury and Delhi Capitals physiotherapist Patrick Farhart will look after him in the recovery.

“Being able to focus on my recovery without the travel and isolation break is the best approach. I am disappointed to miss the Pakistan series but look forward to rejoining the Australian squad for our next tour.”

Both Australian player Mitchell Marsh and David Warner were originally scheduled to link up with the DC squad on April 6. However, Marsh has now been released from Australia’s white-ball squad after an assessment showed that he won’t be available for the remaining games against Pakistan.

The 30-year-old was signed by the Delhi Capitals for ₹6.50 crores at last month’s IPL 2022 auction. He has featured in 21 matches in the Indian Premier League so far and has scored 225 runs and 20 wickets to his name.

  • Marsh’s injury ruled him out of the ODI series in Pakistan
  • Marsh was bought by Delhi Capitals in the mega auction
  • Marsh will travel to India to link with the Delhi Capitals squad

“I am disappointed to miss the Pakistan series but look forward to rejoining the Australian squad for our next tour.”

The tourists have suffered multiple injury problems and were also hit by positive COVID-19 cases, including team physio Brendan Wilson.

Cricket Australia said all available players and staff in Pakistan returned negative tests following Tuesday’s match and again on Wednesday.

Marsh had picked a hip flexor injury a day before the opening ODI between Pakistan and Australia and was initially ruled out of the first game only. It added to the uncertainty around Marsh’s IPL participation for the third year in a row after he had missed the 2021 edition because of bubble fatigue and had picked up an ankle injury early in the 2020 edition.

Marsh was originally set to miss Capitals’ first three games anyway for being part of Australia’s white-ball squad for the tour in Pakistan which is scheduled to end on April 5. His arrival in India will boost Capitals, who had only two of their seven overseas players available for their opening game against Mumbai Indians, which they won by four wickets. While they wait for Nortje to complete his rehab and regain match fitness, Capitals will have fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman available for their next match on Saturday as they have completed their quarantine.

The Rishabh Pant-led side have gotten off to a flying start this season, beating Mumbai Indians by four wickets in their first fixture. They will next be in action on Saturday when they take on Gujarat Titans at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

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