All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been added to Australia’s squad for the ongoing World Cup in the United Kingdom.
Marsh will act as cover for fellow all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who has been ruled out of Wednesday’s fixture against Pakistan in Taunton due to a side strain. Whether the injury will sideline Stoinis from the remainder of the tournament remains in the balance.
‘I am not exactly sure how many games he’ll miss,’ said captain Aaron Finch.
‘That’s why Mitch is flying over. It’s still being assessed. And over the next couple of days we’ll have a clearer picture of what that looks like.
‘Mitch was meant to fly over with the Australia A side on Friday. He’s just coming a couple of days early as a bit of precaution if Stoinis doesn’t recover quick enough or doesn’t respond to treatment well enough over the next few days.’
Australia currently occupy fourth position in the 2019 tournament’s 10-team standings. They beat Afghanistan and the West Indies – and lost to India.
‘We’re going to have to juggle around, especially that all-rounder spot. We’ve got to find a few more overs now, whether we play the extra batter or extra bowler, we’ll wait and see, and especially tomorrow with the conditions,’ added Finch.
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