Australia lose injured Marsh for rest of Zimbabwe ODI series

By Sports Desk August 30, 2022

Mitchell Marsh will miss the remainder of Australia's ODI series against Zimbabwe due to an ankle injury.

The all-rounder sustained minor damage to his ankle during the first match of the series in Townsville, which Australia won by five wickets.

Marsh has returned to Perth, but is expected to be fit for a three-match Twenty20 tour of India that starts on September 21.

Wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis has been called up as a replacement for the two remaining ODIs versus Zimbabwe.

Inglis will fly back from England, where he replaced Glenn Maxwell at London Spirit for The Hundred, to join up with the squad 

Steve Smith says ensuring Marsh is fit for the T20 World Cup on home soil is the priority.

"He's been playing some good white-ball cricket recently," Smith said of Marsh. "The way we set up our team the other day with bulk allrounders, he was a big part of that.

"It's disappointing for Mitch but there's some pretty important stuff coming up.

"He was a big part of our T20 World Cup campaign last year and I'm sure there's big plans for him this year. The priority is to get him right for that."

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