In what can be a major setback for Sunrisers Hyderabad is the possible exit of its key all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. The Australian cricketer suffered a heart-breaking injury in his first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic Dubai International Stadium.
The 28-year-old came in to bowl in the fifth over of the RCB innings, but on the second ball of the over, he appeared to have twisted his ankle in the most unwanted manner. Albeit he bowled two more balls with excruciating pain conspicuous on his face, he eventually decided to leave the field lately.
Reports are suggestive of the fact that the injury may cost him the 13th edition of the IPL. On that note, let us speculate the names of the players who can act as the best replacement for the cricketing stalwart. It remains to be seen who will don the hat of luck.
Here are the replacement options for Mitchell Marsh: –
1. Daniel Christian
The Australian supernova appears to be doing the rounds in the Sunrisers’ dressing room as an apt replacement for his prolific power-hitting potential. Carrying truckloads of experience, the medium pacer can also do wonders when dropped a ball on his strong hands.
The cricketing casanova has brilliant statistics, favouring his right over the replacement. Appearing for 40 matches in the cash-rich IPL, Dan Christian has amassed 446 odd runs with a stunning strike-rate of 119.25. Moreover, he has grabbed 34 wickets with an ideal economy of 7.94.
Going unsold in the past two editions of the cash-rich IPL, he seems to pin his hopes to get an opportunity to make a stellar comeback in the world’s most renowned cricketing contest.
2. Ben Cutting
The Australian cricketing maestro also perfectly renders justice to his role as an all-rounder. He has a wide array of strokes in his cricketing book. He holds the potential to make the team cross the line of triumph with ease and comfort.
His performance in the past IPL gives him an opportunity to be on the cards of replacement. Appearing in 21 matches the lanky superstar has deposited 238 runs in his account with an impeccable average of 21.63. While in the bowling department he has scalped 10 wickets to his name at an economy of 9.16.
Being a star campaigner for Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League, he adds prominent reason for the Sunrisers team management. They must roll their eyes at him while scratching heads.
3. Colin de Grandhomme
A born match-winner for any team, this superstar embellishes the squad with his no-mercy approach towards the game. Despite the fact that he went unsold in the IPL auction 2020, nobody has two-thoughts when it comes to his demeanour on the field.
He boasts a character to snatch away matches from the opponent’s mouth even in the last ball of the game. The New Zealand striker can do wonders on his day. His IPL career justifies his candidature. The legend has scored 303 runs in 25 matches at a strike rate of 134.66. Also, he has bagged six wickets with an economy of 8.86.
The fans of the team who pours in all their emotions to the game demands Sunrisers’ to finish at the podium. Hence, the support staff must start twiddling their fingers to find an ideal replacement and get the team rolling as soon as possible.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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