A HUGE blow for the Australian cricket team on the eve of their crucial Wold Cup clash with South Africa, with Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell both injured during a dramatic nets session at Old Trafford.
Maxwell and Marsh were both sent for scans on their arms. It has since been confirmed Marsh has suffered a broken wrist.
Peter Handscomb will be brought into the squad as a replacement.
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Maxwell was the first to be injured after being hit in the right forearm by a Mitchell Starc short ball.
Marsh replaced him in the net, only to be struck down by a Pat Cummins ball that hit him on the right wrist less than 10 minutes later.
“Hopefully (Maxwell) will be okay. We’ll have an X-ray and find out. Shaun looked worse than that,” coach Justin Langer said.
It capped off a nervous hour for Australia, after Steve Smith hurt his finger fielding and Jason Behrendorff also needed minor treatment following a similar injury but both appear to be fine.
Day of mayhem in Manchester. Glenn Maxwell hit on forearm by Mitch Starc. Moments later Shaun Marsh hit on wrist by Pat Cummins. Both left nets immediately & sent for x-rays. World Cup in doubt. Steve Smith hurt finger fielding but seems okay. Vision on @FOXSportsNews @FoxCricket pic.twitter.com/Al2a6FG7BV
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) July 4, 2019