17 Oct 2019
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to miss Pakistan Tests
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is all set to miss the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan, starting November 21.
This is due to Marsh punching a wall and breaking his bowling hand.
Here's more on Marsh's development.
Marsh out for four-six weeks after breaking hand
Earlier, it was reported that Marsh is set to miss the start of the Test summer.
A dejected Marsh was wearing his gloves when he punched the wall and broke his right hand.
According to a report in cricket.com.au, Marsh will miss four to six weeks after scans confirmed the fracture.
Also, there's no guarantee he will win back his spot when he recovers.
Marsh faces losing Test spot after the incident
The Pakistan cricket team is set to tour Australia in November 2019.
The two sides play a two-match Test series, starting November 21.
Marsh, who would have got into the side after impressing in the lone Test he featured in the Ashes 2019.
He had claimed seven scalps including a five-for and scored 41 runs in total.
However, he now could lose his spot.
Langer just told me I'm an idiot basically: Marsh
The incident left Aussie coach Justin Langer disappointed.
"He just told me I'm an idiot basically. He was disappointed for me," Marsh said.
He also gave details about his injury.
"It's my middle finger, just below the wrist there - a fracture straight through the bone," said Marsh.
Meanwhile, Western Australia could now be without their skipper for half of the Sheffield Shield campaign.
It's a good lesson for me, says Mitchell Marsh
Marsh said the incident wouldn't happen again. "Sometimes you get beaten, sometimes you get out, and you can't be punching walls," he said. "It's a good lesson for me, hopefully it's a good lesson for other people as well."
Marsh's injury could open the door for Marcus Stoinis
Marsh's injury could open the door for Marcus Stoinis in Brisbane. Stoinis is a versatile all-rounder. Australia go into the Test series as the favorites at home. They will be eyeing a maiden series win in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.