IPL 2020: Reports reveal that Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will likely have to sit out of the rest of the IPL 2020 matches after suffering an ankle injury in the opening match against RCB. On Monday, SRH team sources revealed that the injury has turned out to be serious.
In the opening match against RCB, captain David Warner handed the ball to Marsh in the fifth over. However, Marsh could bowl only four deliveries. He tried to stop a drive from Aaron Finch in his follow through and suffered the injury. He could not carry on bowling and managed to bowl only 2 more balls, before hobbling out of the park.
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However, Marsh showed a lot of courage to come out to bat at number 10 during SRH’s chase. However, we could see that he found it even difficult to stand, let alone play his shots. (IPL 2020)
Mitchell Marsh may be ruled out of the remainder of the IPL. (IPL 2020)
“It seems a serious injury. I am not sure if he be able to compete in any of the matches,” a team source told PTI. However, the team has not released an official statement regarding the extent of the injury. This will be a big blow to SRH, who may now ponder bringing in 37-year-old Dan Christian. He has the experience of playing 40 IPL games in the past seasons as a middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler. (IPL 2020)
It also opens the chance for Worlds No. 1 ranked T20 allrounder Mohammed Nabi to get a chance into the playing XI. Captain David Warner also heaped praise on Marsh for coming out to bat despite being injured and in pain. “It doesn’t look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight,” Warner told Star Sports.
“Obviously, what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can’t put any weight on it,” Warner signed off.
Chahal earned the Man Of The Match award for his incredible bowling figures of 3-15. Coming to the match, Batting first RCB posted a total of 163 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. The debutant Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings for Bangalore and scored 56 runs off 42 balls in his debut IPL match. AB de Villiers scored 51 runs off 30 balls and provided the much-needed finish to the RCB innings. (IPL 2020)
In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad was in the chase for Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey. Bairstow scored 61 runs off 43 balls and Pandey scored 34 off 33 balls. Once they got out, the batting line up fell down like a pack of cards. In the end, RCB secured a 10 runs victory to start their IPL 2020 campaign. (IPL 2020)