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Personal Reasons Send Marsh Home, Maxwell Sidelined after Golf Mishap Ahead of England Match
Mitchell Marsh, the Australian all-rounder, has flown back to Australia due to a family matter, interrupting his World Cup journey. Despite his sudden departure, Marsh assured his teammates that he intends to rejoin them in India to continue contributing to their World Cup campaign.
Maxwell’s Incident and Team Dynamics
This unanticipated exit by Marsh follows another setback in the team as Glenn Maxwell suffered an injury after falling off a golf cart in what’s been described as a “boys will be boys” incident. As a consequence, the Australian squad will be without the services of these two dynamic all-rounders as they prepare to face England in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
However, Marcus Stoinis, a close associate of Marsh and Maxwell, offered a hopeful outlook regarding their potential return to the tournament, indicating that the duo might feature in the latter stages of the World Cup.
Insights from Marcus Stoinis
Stoinis conveyed Marsh’s situation, stating, “Mitch has flown home late last night, he’s got a family issue going on, and family’s the most important [thing] really. He’s doing the right thing, and he’s getting home, and he’s seeing the people he needs to see. I don’t think there’s a timeline on when he’s coming back, but I’m sure he’ll do what he needs to do at home, and then get back.”
Reassuring his commitment, Stoinis mentioned a message from Marsh to the team, affirming his intent to return, saying, “I’ll be home for a little bit, and then I’m coming back to win this World Cup.”
Acknowledging the Void and the Team’s Confidence
Regarding Maxwell’s condition following the golf cart incident, Stoinis commented, “Yeah, it’s unfortunate. It was one of those things, unfortunately happened with boys being boys to an extent. I didn’t see him fall off the cart or anything like that, so I can’t really talk about that part, but I saw him yesterday, he’s in good spirits, he’s in Glenn Maxwell spirits.”
Stoinis recognized the absence of the popular 32-year-old Marsh, highlighting not only his on-field contributions, notably his recent century against Pakistan but also the energy and camaraderie he brings to the team.
Despite the temporary void, Stoinis expressed confidence in the team’s depth and looked forward to his own potential return to action against England after recovering from a calf injury. He noted, “There’s bases covered, but we will miss him. And he’ll be back soon, and the train keeps rolling.”
The unexpected departures of Marsh and Maxwell have created challenges for the Australian team, but the reassurance of their eventual return signifies hope for the team’s resilience and persistence as they aim to navigate the World Cup journey.