Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of the World Cup due to the fracture in his forearm, Cricket Australia confirmed about the player status on July 5. Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb has named as Marsh’s replacement.
Shaun Marsh got hit on his forearm by pacer Pat Cummins in the nets at Old Trafford and sent for few scans, which revealed it as a fracture.
“Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practicing in the nets at training today,” – Head Coach Justin Langer.
“Unfortunately, the scans have revealed Shaun has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery. This is obviously shattering news for Shaun and the squad. Throughout this tournament, his spirit, professionalism and the way he has competed has been typically outstanding.” – He added.
Even Australia’s key all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has suffered from a similar kind of injury where he got hit on his right forearm by Mitchell Starc. Unlike Marsh, Maxwell was out of that serious injury and may be available for the final round-robin clash.
“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. We have made the decision to call up Peter Handscomb to replace Shaun in our World Cup Squad of fifteen.” – Langer added.
The five-time champions, who have already qualified for the semi-finals will play their last match in the Manchester against South Africa of the World Cup 2019.