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Australia Suffers Major Blow: Mitchell Marsh Returns Home, Ruled Out of World Cup Indefinitely

Australia’s all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, has been forced to withdraw from the Cricket World Cup for an unspecified period due to personal reasons. Cricket Australia officially confirmed this development on Thursday, just two days before their crucial match against their arch-rivals, England. This announcement came a day after the star all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell was ruled out of the England game due to a concussion he sustained from a fall off the back of a golf cart.

According to cricket.com.au, “Australia has been hit by the loss of another key all-rounder after announcing Mitch Marsh flew home on Wednesday for personal reasons and will be out of the World Cup indefinitely.”

For the match against England, potential replacements for Maxwell and Marsh include Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green. Spinner Tanveer Sangha is traveling with the team as a reserve.

If Marsh remains unavailable for the remainder of the tournament, Australia has the option to find a replacement, but any such changes must be approved by the Event Technical Committee.

Mitchell Marsh in World Cup 2023 so far

During the World Cup, Mitchell Marsh has contributed significantly, amassing 225 runs with an average of over 37 and claiming two wickets. His standout performance with the bat came in Bengaluru against Pakistan, where he scored a remarkable 121. He also achieved a fifty against Sri Lanka.

Australia is scheduled to play against England on 4 November and Bangladesh on 11 November in their last two league games.

Australia are third in the table after six matches as they look to shore up their position for a semi-final spot.

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