T20 World Cup 2024: Mitchell Marsh releases explosive revelation about his availability for Australia

Mitchell Marsh

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who will captain Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, has confirmed that his recovery from a hamstring injury is going as planned.

Mitchell Marsh was originally scheduled to play the entire 2024 Indian Premier League season for the Delhi Capitals, but his hamstring issue ruled him out. The 32-year-old was supposed to play a key role for the Capitals but he left for Australia only after playing 4 matches against Punjab, Rajasthan, Chennai and Kolkata.

What did Mitchell Marsh say about his hamstring injury?

On 3 April, Mitchell Marsh played his last match for the Delhi Capitals during their huge 106-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in Vishakhapatnam. It was after this match that Marsh suffered a hamstring problem and rested for a few games before being sent back to Perth for further treatment.

A few weeks after returning home, Mitchell Marsh confirmed to DC management that his recovery from his hamstring injury was taking much longer than he thought. As a result, the Capitals confirmed that Marsh would not return to India for the Premier League before naming Afghan all-rounder Gulbadin Naib as his replacement.

Earlier today, Mitchell Marsh took some time to speak with ESPN and provided an important update on his hamstring injury. The 32-year-old admitted that his recovery is going as planned and on the right track, just as he and the Australian team management wanted.

Marsh said the injury will still take at least 2-3 weeks to fully heal, but said the timing of the World Cup is good enough for him to recover in time. The new Australian captain was also hoping not to suffer any unprecedented setback ahead of the opening T20 World Cup 2021 Champions League 2024 match against Oman on June 6 in Barbados.

“The hammy is good, it’s developing very well. It’s pretty much exactly where we want it to be. It’s one of those things. We just have to do well for the next three weeks and get on the plane. If we were to do it, play tomorrow, “I’d still be in some trouble in a couple of weeks, and the timing would probably be perfect barring any hiccups.” – Mitchell Marsh told ESPN Australia.

A golden opportunity for Mitchell Marsh in the T20 World Cup

The upcoming T20 World Cup in the US and West Indies will give Mitchell Marsh the chance to become the second Australian captain to lift the title. He was part of the Australian team that won its first World Cup in the shortest format in 2021 under the leadership of Aaron Finch.

In the final against New Zealand, Marsh starred with his 77 off 50 and was also named man of the match. Furthermore, the all-rounder, along with most of his Australian teammates, has a chance to complete the ICC Trophy treble and become world champions in all formats at the same time.

Mitchell Marsh is not only aiming to claim his first ICC silver medal as captain but also claim his fourth title overall after the 2021 T20 and ICC Cricket World Cups in 2015 and 2023.

Australia’s squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup

Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa