Angry Mitch Marsh punches wall after getting out in Sheffield Shield game, injures bowling hand

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India Today

Author 2019-10-14 15:43:00

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Mitch Marsh recently made a successful return to the Australian Test team during the Ashes in England (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mitch punched a hole in the wall of Western Australia's dressing room in anger
  • Marsh got out for 53 while playing for Western Australia against Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield
  • Marsh is likely to miss the next match is vs Victoria on Friday and is now doubtful for Australia's home series vs Pakistan next month

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered a bizarre injury on Sunday after he punched a wall inside the dressing room, hurting his bowling hand in the process.

Mitch Marsh was playing a Sheffield Shield game for Western Australia against Tasmania and drove a return catch to Jackson Bird in the opening over of the last day to fall for 53.

Marsh was so angry at himself that he punched a hole in the wall of the team's dressing room and may have fractured his right hand due to the impact.

"Western Australian captain Mitch Marsh injured his hand during (Sunday's) Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the WACA ground," said a statement from his team.

"Marsh sustained the injury when he struck the wall in the changerooms following his dismissal earlier in the day. The extent of the injury and a time frame on his return will be determined later this week after further investigation."

Western Australia's next match is against Victoria on Friday and missing it would be setback to Marsh's chances of further impressing selectors ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, which gets under way in Brisbane on November 21.

Marsh recently made a successful return to the Australian Test team during the Ashes in England and played the final Test in which he picked his maiden five-wicket haul, returning with 7 wickets in the match along with scores of 17 and 46 in a losing cause. Australia though, retained the Ashes after the series was drawn 2-2.

Marsh will now be looking to get fit in time before Australia host Pakistan for a series of 3 T20Is and 2 Tests starting from November 3.

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