Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

The Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) are having a dismal outing at the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 so far. Out of the eight games, the DC have won only three games and lost five matches and are thus reeling in the bottom half of the points table. 

However, injuries in the camp have been one of the factors due to their regular changes, the side have been handed another massive blow with their star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh likely to miss the remainder of the season. However, the official confirmation on the same is yet to be received but their head coach Ricky Ponting, hinted that the Aussie could miss the remaining season. 

“I don’t think he’ll be coming back,” Ricky Ponting said as quoted by Cricbuzz. “There’s a certain cut off point with replacement players. Cricket Australia were keen to have him at home to start his recovery process and we sent him back as soon as we could,” he further added. 

“They’ve been managing his rehab for a couple of weeks now. I spoke to him the other day and it seems it’s taken a little longer that he first thought to get over it,” the 49-year-old further informed. Marsh featured in DC’s first four games of IPL 2024 before suffering a hamstring injury. The 32-year-old returned to Australia for his recovery on April 7, after DC lost to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.  

I don’t think the T20 World Cup would be an issue: Ponting on Marsh’s World Cup participation

The former Australian cricketer further spoke of Mitchell Marsh’s participation in the T20 World Cup 2024. “I don’t think the T20 World Cup would be an issue,” the former Australia captain further added. 

However, Cricket Australia (CA) is still to update on Mitchell Marsh’s fitness for the T20 World Cup 2024, set to be played in June in the USA and West Indies.