Australian batsman Shaun Marsh ruled out of the remainder of the ICC cricket world cup 2019 due to injury. He injured during the net session. Shaun Marsh injured his arm on the bowling of Pat Cummins during the practice session.
Wicket-keeper batsman Peter Handscomb will join the Australian team as the replacement of injured Shaun Marsh.
Australian coach Head Coach Justin Langer said,
“Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practicing in the nets at training today.”
“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.”
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell also injured during the net session, but he clears the scan.
“Glenn Maxwell also underwent scans after he was struck on his right forearm in the nets. “The scans have cleared Glenn of any serious damage and we’ll continue to monitor him over the coming days. We are hopeful he will be fit to perform for us on Saturday against South Africa. We have made the decision to call up Peter Handscomb to replace Shaun in our World Cup Squad of fifteen,” Langer further added.
Australia have qualified for the semis of world cup 2019. They have one game left of the group stage against South Africa on July 6. If Australia beat South Africa in their last group stage match, they will remain at the top of the table and faced the number four team in the points table in the semis. Along with Australia, India and England also qualify for the semis of CWC 2019. India will face Sri Lanka in their last group stage match on July 6.