Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 30 2022, 4:02 AM

Mitchell Marsh ruled out of Australia's remaining home ODIs due to injury

image-l7fnpc6pMarsh ruled out of the series [PC: Twitter]

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Zimbabwe and the three-match ODI series against New Zealand due to an ankle injury.

Following Australia's five-wicket win in the series opener against Zimbabwe on Sunday, Marsh was reportedly experiencing ankle soreness. He will return home to Perth to recover from the injury and be fit for Australia's T20 tour of India that begins on September 21. 

The Western Australia all-rounder is expected to be fit for Australia's three-match T20I tour of India that begins on September 21.

Cricket Australia on Tuesday (August 30) confirmed that wicket-keeper batter Josh Inglis has been called into the side as a replacement for injured Marsh for Australia's next five ODIs at home- two against Zimbabwe and three against New Zealand 

image-l7fntu5eMarsh against Pakistan at the T20 World Cup

Speaking on the disappointment of losing Marsh for the remaining white-ball fixtures at home, Steve Smith expressed his disappointment at losing the premier all-rounder.

"It's obviously not ideal for Mitch (Marsh). He's been playing some really good white-ball cricket recently and the way we set up our team the other day with bulk allrounders, he was obviously a big part of that. 

"Disappointing for Mitch but there's some pretty important stuff coming up, he was a big part of the T20 World Cup campaign last year and sure there's big plans for him this year so the priority is to get him right for that," said Steven Smith.

Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar, and Sean Abbott can be seen as the potential replacements for Marsh in game two of the series tomorrow (August 31) in Townsville.

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