London: Australia batsman Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the World Cup 2019 due to the fractured forearm, Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb, who had narrowly missed out on selection earlier, has been named as his replacement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. Handscomb will on Friday travel from Australia A’s camp in Brighton to join the Australian squad in Manchester, after officially replacing Marsh.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also struck on the right forearm by a Mitchell Starc delivery during the net session, but escaped serious injury, the Australian Coach said.
Maxwell and Marsh fell victim to Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins short balls within 10 minutes of each other on Thursday, just two days out from Saturday’s clash with South Africa.
The injuries plunged Australia’s training session into further chaos after Steve Smith and Jason Behrendorff both suffered minor finger injuries while fielding.