No deadline has been set for Marsh’s return home, and no decisions will be made regarding whether or not to replace him in the squad.
The star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh of Australia has been pulled out of the match against England due to personal reasons, adding further setback to the team’s World Cup campaign.
Marsh will not be playing in Saturday’s match against England in Ahmedabad since he has returned home by plane to Perth. This comes after Glenn Maxwell was declared ineligible for the match on Monday due to a concussion sustained on a golf outing.
In a statement released on Thursday, Cricket Australia verified that Marsh had returned home by plane on Wednesday evening.
“Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh has returned home from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 late last night for personal reasons,” the statement read. “A timetable for his squad comeback needs to be verified. We will not be providing any more information at this time.
After recovering from a small calf injury that held him out of the last two matches against the Netherlands and New Zealand, Marcus Stoinis is probably fit to return to the team. Cameron Green, on the other hand, is expected to be called up, while Marnus Labuschagne is expected to stay in the middle order. For the match against England, Australia will only have 13 fit players; the only extra players available are Alex Carey and Sean Abbott.
Steven Smith will probably return to his preferred place at number three as a result of Marsh’s absence.However, the absence of two of Australia’s most potent and destructive players—Marsh and Maxwell—for the match against England, where they are trying to secure a semi-final position, is a severe blow to their balance.