Western Australian skipper Mitchell Marsh on Sunday sustained a right-hand injury during his team's Marsh Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania. Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) took to Twitter to confirm Marsh's injury. Mitchell Marsh is said to have injured himself out of frustration by hitting the dressing room wall after getting dismissed on the final day of the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.
Marsh played a drive to give a catch to Jackson Bird in the opening over of the last day to fall for 53. Western Australia's next match will be against Victoria starting on Friday and it appears unlikely that Marsh would be available for that. Mitchell Marsh was even included in the Playing XI for the 5th Test against Australia in Ashes 2019. The Australian impressed with his bowling, claiming a maiden five-wicket haul, however, failed with the bat with scores of 17 and 24.
WACA Tweeted on Mitchell Marsh Injury Update
— WACA (@WACA_Cricket) October 13, 2019
"West Australia captain Mitch Marsh injured his right hand during today's Marsh Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the WACA Ground. Marsh sustained the injury when he struck a wall in the changerooms following his dismissal earlier in the day," WACA tweeted.
"The extent of the injury and a timeframe on his return will be determined later this week after further investigation," the tweet added.
This injury could now significantly cut into the time he has available to impress the selectors ahead of the start of the Pakistan series next month.
(Inputs from ANI)