Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has flown back home to tend to some personal issues. This news comes just a day after it came to light that star player Glenn Maxwell will miss the game against England in the ODI World Cup 2023 after suffering an injury.
Mitchell Marsh is a key player for skipper Pat Cummins both with the bat and ball. Before the arrival of Travis Head, it was Mitchell Marsh who was opening the innings with David Warner. The pair added 259 runs in Bengaluru during the game versus Pakistan to help Australia post a massive 367 runs on the board.
In this list, let us take a closer look at the three players who could replace Mitchell Marsh for the game against England on Saturday in Ahmedabad.
#1. Cameron Green –
The 24-year-old came into the ODI World Cup 2023 with a huge reputation. Cameron Green has just managed two appearances during the tournament so far. His first game was against India in Chennai where he scored 8 runs and went wicketless with the ball.
His next game was against the Netherlands where he scored eight runs yet again before being run-out. The absence of Mitchell Marsh has come as a blessing in disguise for Cameron Green who will want to show his skills and make an impact for his side.
#2.Alex Carey –
Considered the lead wicket-keeping option for Australia, Alex Carey has seen Josh Inglis displace him from the playing XI. Alex Carey played his only game of the ODI World Cup 2023 versus India in Chennai before falling for a duck LBW to Ravindra Jadeja.
The sudden exit of Mitchell Marsh opened the door for Alex Carey to make a comeback and add depth to the Australian team. The 32-year-old will be looking to grab the chance with both hands and reclaim his place in the Australian side versus England on Saturday.
#3. Sean Abbott –
The 31-year-old can be the right like-for-like replacement for Mitchell Marsh in the playing XI. Despite his deceptive bowling and late-order hitting Sean Abbott hasn’t yet been given game time for Australia during the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign so far.
Sean Abbott last played for Australia during the ODI Series versus India. The all-rounder scored a terrific 54 in Indore being replaced for the final game in Rajkot. Pat Cummins might want to consider Abbott considering the nature of the wicket he could encounter in Ahmedabad.