World Cup 2019: Mitchell Marsh on standby as injury scare hits Australia

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 16:56 IST Marcus Stoinis reacts after taking a stunning catch of MS Dhoni of his own bowling (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMarcus Stoinis injured his thigh in Australia’s last game vs IndiaMitchell Marsh might replace him in the squadThe severity of Stoinis’ injury is yet to be confirmedAfter India’s Shikhar Dhawan sustained a blow to his left thumb while batting against Australia on Sunday, reports have emerged that the defending champions have more to worry about apart from their humbling loss to the Men in Blue. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis picked up a thigh strain and is set to miss Australia’s next match against Pakistan on June 12 according to took 2/62 from 7 overs but got clean bowled for a 2nd ball duck by Bhuvneshwar Kumar during Australia’s 36-run defeat while chasing a mammoth 353.According to a report, Australia have called in allrounder Mitchell Marsh to England as a cover for Stoinis, but the team is still waiting to make a call on whether to officially announce him as a replacement. The hesitation rings from the fact that ICC rules don’t allow an injured player, who has been replaced, to rejoin the squad once he regains full fitness.Marsh was actually going to the United Kingdom anyway on a tour with Australia A team for a series of 5-over games against various County sides before turning to red-ball games as a preparation for the Ashes.Australia will be meeting a resurgent Pakistan side, which beat hosts and tournament favourites England, on June 12 in Taunton in what promises to be an exciting clash of pace batteries of both sides.Also Read | Injured Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019 for 3 weeksAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga to return home after Bangladesh matchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Cricket AustraliaFollow Marcus StoinisFollow Mitchell Marsh World Cup 2019: Mitchell Marsh on standby as injury scare hits AustraliaAll-rounder Marcus Stoinis looks set to miss Australia’s next game against Pakistan owing to a thigh strain that he picked against India in their World Cup 2019 encounter on Sundayadvertisementlast_img

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