Shaun Marsh ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup, Peter Handscomb called up
Australian batsman Shuan Marsh has been ruled out of Cricket World Cup 2019 with a fractured forearm. The 35 year old was struck by Australian pacer Pat Cummins in net seassion when he was batting 2 days before their match against South Africa.
Marsh was rushed to the hospital where a fractured was found which ruled him out of the tournament. Australian head coach said: “Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practicing in the nets at training today. “Unfortunately, the scans have revealed Shaun has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery”.
Not only Shuan Marsh but Glenn Maxwell too was hit by Mitchell Starc on the right forearm in the same net. Maxwell left the field and went for the scans straightaway. On what Coach said: “Glenn Maxwell also underwent scans after he was struck on his right forearm in the nets. The scans have cleared Glenn of any serious damage and we’ll continue to monitor him over the coming days. We are hopeful he will be fit to perform for us on Saturday against South Africa.
Peter Handscomb, the right hand middle order batsman will repalce Shaun Marsh for the rest of the tournament. He is already in England with Australia A team. Peter Handscomb was considered unlucky to miss out that inital squad for the World Cup 2019. “We have made the decision to call up Peter Handscomb to replace Shaun in our World Cup Squad of 15. Pete is a like-for-like player, in terms of batting in the middle order, and he performed very well for us during our recent tours in India and the UAE,” Langer said.
Australia will face South Africa in their last round-robin game at Manchester on Saturday.