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Australia Faces Setback Ahead of One-Day World Cup Clash

Mitch Marsh, an Australian all-rounder, has been forced to withdraw from the one-day World Cup owing to personal issues.

Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has been forced to return home from the one-day World Cup due to personal reasons, Cricket Australia announced on Thursday. His departure comes as a significant blow to the team’s lineup.

Glenn Maxwell Ruled Out with Concussion:

In another setback, Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the upcoming clash with England in Ahmedabad after suffering a concussion from a fall off a golf cart. 

This double blow leaves Australia scrambling to find suitable replacements for the crucial match.

Cricket Australia stated that there is no confirmed timeline for Mitch Marsh’s return to the squad. 

His absence raises questions about the team’s composition and strategy for the remainder of the tournament.

Replacement Plans Unclear:

It remains uncertain whether Cricket Australia will call up a replacement for Marsh in the 15-man squad. 

The decision could impact the team dynamics and require other players to step up in this crucial stage of the World Cup.

Australia’s Form and Potential Replacements:

Despite these setbacks, Australia has improved its performance in recent matches, winning four consecutive games after a slow start. 

With Marsh and Maxwell out, players like Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green are likely contenders to fill the void and face England, who are struggling in the tournament.

Maxwell’s Concussion Incident:

Maxwell’s concussion occurred after he fell off the back of a golf cart in the dark while taking a break during a tournament in India. 

The incident has raised concerns about player safety during the intense competition schedule.

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