Here’s Why Mitchell Marsh Won’t Be Bowling Early On In The T20 World Cup

Australia‘s captain for the T20 World Cup, Mitchell Marsh has decided to not bowl in the early games of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. He however hopes to play in the later stages of the tournament.

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The T20 World Cup 2024 has started off with an electrifying match between hosts USA and their neighbors, Canada. The match started at 5:00 AM IST on June 2, 2024. USA came out victorious in today’s fixture, as Canada lost by 7 wickets.

Australia’s first match in the tournament is scheduled for 6 June, against Oman at the Kensington Oval Barbados. Australia will also be facing off against England on 8 June at the same stadium.

Here’s why Mitchell Marsh will not be bowling in early matches of team Australia

Team Australia’s captain Mitchell Marsh will not be participating as a bowler in the first few matches of his team. The reason for this is an unfortunate injury.

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Marsh was also ruled out of the IPL 2024 midway due to a hamstring injury he incurred. The injury seems to take longer than the estimated time for recovery. 

Marsh was also not seen bowling in Australia’s warm up matches against Namibia and West Indies for the same reason.

“Yeah, I won’t be bowling early on in the tournament, and I always joke as captain – I hope I won’t bowl late in the tournament either. But yeah, I’ll progress that slowly over the next 10-12 days and hopefully be available for them at the back end of the tournament.” Marsh said. 

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9 out of 15 players available for warm up matches

The Australian squad of 15 players was not fully present for the team’s warm up matches against West Indies and Namibia. This was because the team’s players were still busy with, or in a resting phase after the IPL 2024.

In an unusual incident, there were four substitutes playing for the team. These four substitute players were head coach Andrew McDonald, batting coach Brad Hodge, fielding coach Andre Borovec and national selector George Bailey.

Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis joined the camp late, after an impressive run in the IPL.

All the other players were involved in the IPL playoffs, excluding Marcus Stoinis. Mitchell Marsh spoke about the players joining the camp late.

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“For me, it’s really easy, we really value a bit of family time. The guys have obviously been at the IPL, which I think is great preparation for a World Cup. And then, yeah, just the value of seeing their families and getting them in their own bed for one or two nights is really important. As a whole, we’ve all bought into that and it’s really easy to do.” Marsh said.

“We have still got [Mitchell] Starc and Maxi [Glenn Maxwell] to arrive this morning, or lunchtime. But after that we are all here. I think for the guys to get a couple of days at home is really important for us as a group and for them personally. Obviously, it takes a few days to get here from Australia so that adds a few challenges but they’ll be ready to go come the 5th.” He added.

Marsh’s team is to face off against Oman on June 6 in the Kensington Oval Barbados.

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Australia's captain for the T20 World Cup, Mitchell Marsh has decided to not bowl in the early games of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. He however hopes to play in the later stages of the tournament.

The T20 World Cup 2024 has started off with an electrifying match between hosts USA and their neighbors, Canada. The match started at 5:00 AM IST on June 2, 2024. USA came out victorious in today's fixture, as Canada lost by 7 wickets.

Australia's first match in the tournament is scheduled for 6 June, against Oman at the Kensington Oval Barbados. Australia will also be facing off against England on 8 June at the same stadium.

Here's why Mitchell Marsh will not be bowling in early matches of team Australia

Team Australia's captain Mitchell Marsh will not be participating as a bowler in the first few matches of his team. The reason for this is an unfortunate injury.

Marsh was also ruled out of the IPL 2024 midway due to a hamstring injury he incurred. The injury seems to take longer than the estimated time for recovery. 

Marsh was also not seen bowling in Australia's warm up matches against Namibia and West Indies for the same reason.

"Yeah, I won't be bowling early on in the tournament, and I always joke as captain - I hope I won't bowl late in the tournament either. But yeah, I'll progress that slowly over the next 10-12 days and hopefully be available for them at the back end of the tournament.” Marsh said. 

9 out of 15 players available for warm up matches

The Australian squad of 15 players was not fully present for the team's warm up matches against West Indies and Namibia. This was because the team's players were still busy with, or in a resting phase after the IPL 2024.

In an unusual incident, there were four substitutes playing for the team. These four substitute players were head coach Andrew McDonald, batting coach Brad Hodge, fielding coach Andre Borovec and national selector George Bailey.

Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis joined the camp late, after an impressive run in the IPL.

All the other players were involved in the IPL playoffs, excluding Marcus Stoinis. Mitchell Marsh spoke about the players joining the camp late.

"For me, it's really easy, we really value a bit of family time. The guys have obviously been at the IPL, which I think is great preparation for a World Cup. And then, yeah, just the value of seeing their families and getting them in their own bed for one or two nights is really important. As a whole, we've all bought into that and it's really easy to do.” Marsh said.

"We have still got [Mitchell] Starc and Maxi [Glenn Maxwell] to arrive this morning, or lunchtime. But after that we are all here. I think for the guys to get a couple of days at home is really important for us as a group and for them personally. Obviously, it takes a few days to get here from Australia so that adds a few challenges but they'll be ready to go come the 5th.” He added.

Marsh's team is to face off against Oman on June 6 in the Kensington Oval Barbados.

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