Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of IPL 2020 with an ankle injury and will be replaced by West Indies Test captain Jason Holder, the franchise announced on its social media channels.
Marsh had injured his ankle during the team’s opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday. This is a huge set back for Marsh himself who was looking to make a mark in the shortest format after faring decently well in the ODI series against England.
The Australian all-rounder twisted his right ankle in SRH’s season opener against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on his bowling follow through. He tried to finish his first over for his new franchise but managed only two more deliveries before limping off the field.
He did not bat in his designated position in the team’s middle-order in the run chase and instead limped back in at No.10. However, he was unable to put any weight on his ankle and had to be helped off the field by the team’s support staff after being dismissed on the first ball.
Jason Holder is back in the IPL after 2016
An injury to Mitchell Marsh means that there is a great chance now for Windies’ all-rounder Jason Holder to shine in the IPL having last played in the league back in 2016. He has played for the SRH franchise before but had represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) outfit in 2016. He has also played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under MS Dhoni‘s leadership.
Overall, Jason Holder’s record is not great in the IPL with only five wickets to his name in 11 matches. In five innings that he batted, the 28-year-old has mustered only 38 runs and will be keen on delivering this time around as an all-rounder. The SRH will be playing its next match against the KKR on September 26 and Holder will not be available for selection right away due to the Quarantine rules.
He will have to be quarantined for six days as the cricketer was not in the bio-bubble and will have to test negative twice before joining the team in training.