Marsh ruled out of the World cup with a wrist injury, Handscomb set to join the team


Published on: July 5, 2019

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Australia's Peter Handscomb has been confirmed as a replacement for Aussies top-order batsman Shaun Marsh, in the ICC World-Cup campaign of Australia.

On Thursday, Marsh got stuck on the wrist by a brilliant delivery of Pat Cummins in the nets in Old Trafford ahead of their last group match against South Africa, on Saturday.

Marsh has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery after being stuck in the nets.

The ICC has confirmed that the event technical committee has approved Peter Handscomb as the replacement player of Shaun Marsh.

Marsh has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery after being struck while practicing in the nets today."

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also hit on the forearm by a Mitchell Starc delivery but coach Justin Langer was optimistic about his chances of playing on Saturday.

"Glenn Maxwell also underwent scans after he was struck on his right forearm in the nets," Langer said in a statement.

The scans have cleared Glenn of any serious damage and we'll continue to monitor him over the coming days. We are hopeful he will be fit to perform for us on Saturday against South Africa."

 

Handscomb has played 21 one day international matches for Aussies, and scored 628 runs with a decent average of 34.88 and has four fifties and a ton.

"Pete is a like-for-like player, in terms of batting in the middle order and has performed very well for us in the past couple of series against India and UAE (United Arab Emirates)," Langer Added.

Australia is leading the standing and has sealed their position into the semis.

   

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