Where are Mitchell Marsh’s scan reports? That seems to be a million dollar question with the all-rounder revealing that Cricket Australia haven’t received the reports from UAE. Marsh had injured his ankle during the IPL while bowling in the match for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“We don’t really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE,” he said through a virtual press conference. “Cricket Australia haven’t been able to get their hands on them so it’s a bit of a weird situation. It’s really frustrating and a little unlucky. I’ve tried to dive for the ball like that probably a thousand times in my career.
“My spikes just got caught in the wicket… it’s just one of those really frustrating injuries. I’ve been through a few now so I think I know how to deal with it. I moaned and groaned for about 48 hours in the UAE. Hopefully, I can get back for the last [Sheffield Shield] game or maybe even the last two games if things go really well."
Marsh bowled only 4 balls and limped off the field. He came out to bat at No. 10 with SRH in deep trouble, and was dismissed first ball trying for a big hit. He was in visible pain and had to be helped off the field.
“I was really looking forward to playing in the IPL, having not played there for a few years but obviously it wasn’t meant to be this year," he said. “opefully I’ll go for another scan this week if I can get clearance and then we’ll be a lot clearer on what we’re dealing with. At this stage, I’m hoping I can get back for at least one Shield game.
“I’ve been through a few injuries now and think I know how I deal with it. I moaned and groaned for about 48 hours while I was in the UAE – I was really disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to play in the UAE again. But now I’m getting stuck into my rehab and doing everything I can to be fully fit, whenever that is."
Marsh was replaced by Jason Holder in the SRH squad.