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Injury concerns in IPL 2024 cloud Australia’s T20 World Cup preparations

Injury concerns in IPL 2024 cloud Australia’s T20 World Cup preparations

With the World Cup rapidly approaching, a speedy recovery for both Marsh and Warner is crucial. Their absence would be a significant blow to Australia's T20 World Cup aspirations.

With the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 just around the corner, Australia’s preparations have been disrupted by injuries to two key players currently participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024).

Mitchell Marsh battling hamstring injury

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, expected to be named Australia’s T20 captain, has been ruled out of the remaining IPL matches due to a hamstring injury.

DC star has already returned to Australia to focus on rehabilitation. While his participation in the World Cup opener against Oman on June 5th appears likely, his availability for the remainder of the IPL season remains uncertain.

Mitchell Marsh crucial for T20 World Cup

Despite a string of underwhelming performances in the IPL 2024, Marsh is considered a vital cog in Australia’s T20 World Cup plans.

His all-round ability and experience make him a strong candidate for the captaincy role. Coach Andrew McDonald has already expressed his confidence in Marsh, highlighting his leadership qualities during recent series wins.

David Warner Finger Injury

Adding to Australia’s woes, veteran opener David Warner is also dealing with a finger injury sustained while batting for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

The extent of the injury is still being monitored ahead of their next match. Warner is expected to partner Travis Head at the top of the order for Australia in the World Cup.

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Time Running Out for Recovery

With the World Cup rapidly approaching, a speedy recovery for both Marsh and Warner is crucial. Their absence would be a significant blow to Australia’s T20 World Cup aspirations. The coming days will be critical in determining their fitness and participation in the remaining IPL matches, offering valuable playing time before the global tournament.

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