Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in UAE due to ankle injury he sustained in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. “Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out due to injury. We wish him a speedy recovery. Jason Holder will replace him for IPL 2020,” said a franchise statement. The Australian all-rounder twisted his ankle in the second ball while trying to stop a drive by Aaron Finch in his follow-through but managed to bowl two more balls before hobbling out. The 28-year-old later came out to bat at number 10 in SRH’s chase but he was dismissed for a golden duck after he exaggerated his injury trying to clear the ropes.
West Indies Test captain Jason Holder was named as Marsh’s replacement and he is expected to join the SRH squad soon in UAE. SRH play Kolkata Knight Riders in their next match in IPL on Saturday in Abu Dhabi after losing their opening encounter against RCB by 10 runs. Marsh's absence robbed Sunrisers of a power-hitter in the middle order during their tight chase on Monday. Needing 43 off 30 balls at one stage, with eight overs remaining, Marsh could have played the role of the finisher. In the post-match presentation, Warner said twice that Marsh's injury "doesn't look great". For the unversed, Marsh made his IPL return after four years.