Marsh out of World Cup, Maxwell sent for scans after dramatic net session

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.


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.