Mitchell Marsh, a specialist in white-ball cricket for Australia, will be out of action for three months after undergoing surgery to treat a chronic injury to his left ankle, according to statements released by officials on Friday.
On Thursday, the all-rounder underwent minimally invasive surgery to remove shards of loose bone and correct cartilage damage.
It is a setback for Mitchell Marsh prospects of selection in Australia’s team for their tour of India in February and March because it means he will miss the entirety of the Twenty20 Big Bash League season for the defending champions, the Perth Scorchers.
According to George Bailey, who serves as the chairman of selectors, “Mitchell is a key component of our squads, and we will assist him through the duration of his recuperation phase.”
We are keeping our fingers crossed that he will be fit enough to play in the one-day internationals we have scheduled against India in March.