Sunrisers Hyderabad’s fast-bowling allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 after he went down in his first over and twisted his right ankle from his follow-through attempt on their match opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which then will be replaced by West Indies’ Jason Holder, as the franchise said on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Australian was then forced to come lower down the order and struggled to put weight on his ankle, losing his wicket on the first ball before he was helped off the field.
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After the match, Sunrisers captain David Warner admitted that Marsh’s injury didn’t “look great”, and said that Marsh would be going for an X-ray.
“Doesn’t look great,” Warner told Star, the host broadcaster. “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.”
Marsh, who was bought by Sunrisers for 20 million rupees ($272,098) will miss the annual tournament for a second time in his career having sat out the 2017 edition for the Rising Pune Supergiants with a shoulder injury.
The Sunrisers next play the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday in Abu Dhabi but, due to the COVID-19 protocols in place, Holder would need to quarantine himself for six days on arrival before he joins the squad.