Australia batsman ruled out of World Cup 2019, replacement announced

Australia batsman ruled out of World Cup 2019, replacement announced

"There's nothing dead about it".

Australian head coach Justin Langer has confirmed this unfortunate news about Shaun Marsh.

This has been a disappointing World Cup for South Africa, with just two wins from eight games so far and the Proteas have always been out of the race for semi-final qualification.

Australia have played like a champion team and barring the game against India, which they lost while chasing a total in excess of 350, they have dominated all the games and have looked in great touch.

The Australian selectors have named Peter Handscomb as the replacement of Shaun Marsh for the remainder of this tournament.

Marsh replaced him in the net, only to be struck down by a Cummins ball that hit him on the right wrist.

Langer said, "Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practicing in the nets at training today". He is comfortably the leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps in eight outings which includes two five-wicket hauls and he does not seem to be slowing down.

In their last round-robin stage game of this tournament, Australia will face South Africa on Saturday (6th July) at Manchester.

"Australia is certainly my favourite team to play against".

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.

A bitter series also saw du Plessis leave the changing room at Durban's Kingsmead to witness a stairwell row between Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock. They accepted me for who I was, the guy who came from overseas. The match will be the final one for Imran Tahir, who bids 50-overs global cricket goodbye after a chequered career.

"I think that's a good sign for anyone".

"You still have to prepare every game the same and you don't want to feel underdone walking out to the middle and facing someone like (Kagiso) Rabada, (Jasprit) Bumrah or Mark Wood", captain Aaron Finch said. "I've been training really well so a big one not far away". A loss against India then further put the wind out of their sails and even wins against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka did not help much.

But Tahir, while confident the Proteas would not initiate any "sledging" regarding Smith and Warner, said South Africa would not take a backward step if there were any "verbals" from Australia. Du Plessis, who just had a towel around him at the time, insisted there had been no talk among the Proteas' World Cup squad about the incidents in Durban and Cape Town. "We are looking forward to the game".

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