Mitch Marsh ruled out of first ODI, uncapped Turner drafted in
Mitch Marsh ruled out of first ODI, uncapped Turner drafted in

Sydney: Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled of the first ODI against India due to illness and the home team has drafted uncapped Ashton Turner as his cover.

Marsh has gastritis and has spent the past two days in hospital. Coach Justin Langer said Marsh will not play in the first ODI against India here on Saturday and will monitor the all-rounder’s progress ahead of the final two matches in Adelaide (January 15) and Melbourne (January 18). 

Langer said the Perth Scorchers player Turner’s ability to finish off an innings with the bat and his ability to create pressure with his lightning running between the wickets were what got him the nod. 

“I remember when Mike Hussey came into Australian cricket, the thing that almost got him a shot in the one-day side was his running between his wickets.

 One of the hallmarks of great Australian teams, you think about Dean Jones and Michael Bevan and Michael Hussey, is the running between (wickets),” Langer said. 
 


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