Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has returned to his hometown of Perth due to personal reasons, leading to his indefinite withdrawal from the World Cup.

Marsh, who departed India on Wednesday, will be absent from the highly anticipated clash against England in Ahmedabad, set for this Saturday. Cricket Australia has indicated that the exact timeline and details of his return are yet to be confirmed, and there is uncertainty regarding whether a replacement player will be called up to fill his spot.

Cricket Australia released a comprehensive statement, conveying the following:

“Australia has been dealt a blow as key all-rounder Mitch Marsh flew back home on Wednesday due to personal reasons, resulting in his indefinite absence from the World Cup. This setback follows Glenn Maxwell’s withdrawal from the England match on Saturday due to a concussion suffered in a golf cart incident. With Marsh’s unexpected departure, the Australian team faces a challenge, and the duration of his absence and the need for a replacement remain to be determined. A timeline for his return to the squad will be established.”

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In Marsh’s absence, the Australian cricket team will have a pool of 13 players to choose from for their forthcoming game at Narendra Modi Stadium.

Cameron Green is a potential candidate to replace Marsh in the ODI starting XI. Marsh had performed admirably in the World Cup campaign, amassing 225 runs at an average of 37.50. Additionally, Steve Smith is expected to return to his preferred No. 3 batting position.

This unfortunate turn of events, with both Marsh and Maxwell sidelined, poses a significant setback for the Australian team, which had recently regained its momentum in the tournament with four consecutive wins after initially facing back-to-back defeats.