| On Jul 5, 2019 12:43 PM IST

Shaun Marsh ruled out World Cup 2019, replaced named

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Australian cricket team faced a huge blow on the eve of their World Cup 2019 clash with South Africa, with Shaun Marsh being ruled out of the tournament. Marsh was sent for a scan after being hit on the arm during a net session, only to confirm that Marsh has suffered a broken wrist
Shaun Marsh injured while net sessions (APF)

Team Australia has confirmed Peter Handscomb as Shaun Marsh’s replacement, he is all set to join up with the World Cup squad on Friday.

Injury crisis for Team Australia

Maxwell was another who was hit. He was hit on the forearm by a Mitchell Starc short ball, Marsh replaced him in the net, but got injured by a Pat Cummins ball that hit him on the right wrist less than 10 minutes later.

“Hopefully (Maxwell) will be okay. We’ll have an X-ray and find out. Shaun looked worse than that,” Justin Langer said.

Head Coach gives update on Shaun Marsh injury

AP

“Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practicing in the nets at training today,” Justin Langer said.

“Unfortunately, the scans have revealed Shaun has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery. This is obviously shattering news for Shaun and the squad. Throughout this tournament, his spirit, professionalism and the way he has competed has been typically outstanding.” he added further.

It was a bad day for Team Australia as Steve Smith hurt his finger while fielding and Behrendorff also went through a minor treatment having a similar injury but both of them are fine now.

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