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“Major Blow for Australia as Key All-Rounder Ruled Out of Remaining IPL Matches Due to Injury”

Mitchell Marsh’s absence from the remainder of the Delhi Capitals’ campaign due to a hamstring injury has raised concerns, but franchise head coach Ricky Ponting remains optimistic about his fitness for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Marsh, who played four games for Delhi Capitals this season, scoring 61 runs and picking one wicket, sustained the injury early in April. He flew back home to Perth on April 14 to focus on his recovery.

With Marsh expected to lead Australia at the T20 World Cup, his fitness is crucial. Despite the setback, Ponting believes Marsh will be ready in time for the tournament.

Marsh’s track record in T20Is is impressive, with 1432 runs at an average of 34.09 and a strike rate of 135.34, along with 17 wickets at an average of 22.76. He played a pivotal role in Australia’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2021, scoring 185 runs at an average of 61.66, including a match-winning 77* in the final against New Zealand.

While Ponting acknowledges that Marsh’s recovery has taken longer than expected, he remains confident that Marsh will be fit for the T20 World Cup, which begins on 6 June in Bridgetown, where Australia faces Oman in their opening match.

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