DC’s Mitchell Marsh set to miss remainder of IPL 2024: Head coach Ricky Ponting

DC head coach Ricky Ponting has said that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is all set to miss the remainder of the IPL 2024 campaign. Marsh had sustained the injury after playing 4 matches for Delhi in the IPL 2024 season. Marsh had scored 61 runs and picked up one wicket during that time for DC.

Marsh would then fly back home to continue his recovery from injury and was expected to return to the side some point during the campaign. However, Ponting has now suggested that Marsh’s IPL 2024 season could be over. As quoted by Cricinfo, Ponting said that he doesn’t expect the all-rounder to come back to the fold. The DC coach said that he had a chat with Marsh and the recovery is taking longer than expected.

“I don’t think he’ll be coming back. There’s a certain cut-off point with replacement players,” Ponting said. “Cricket Australia were keen to have him at home to start his recovery process and we sent him back as soon as we could.”

“They’ve been managing his rehab for a couple of weeks now. I spoke to him the other day and it seems it’s taken a little longer than he first thought to get over it.”

Marsh is expected to be a key player for Australia as they get set for the T20 World Cup. The all-rounder is expected to captain the side during the upcoming tournament. Ponting, however, suggested that the T20 World Cup shouldn’t be an issue for Marsh and he should make it.

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“I don’t think the T20 World Cup would be an issue,” said Ponting.

How badly has DC been hit by injuries in IPL 2024?

DC have had their fair share of injuries this season. An injury would see them lose Lungi Ngidi before the start of the season. They would replace him with Jake Fraser-McGurk. Another player who pulled out from the IPL 2024 season for Delhi was Harry Brook due to personal reasons.

Brook would be replaced by Lizaad Williams. It remains to be seen if they will be able to make another replacement for Marsh. DC will next be in action against GT on April 24.

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Apr 22, 2024

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