All-rounder Mitchell Marsh on Wednesday has been ruled out of the entire 13th season of the Indian Premier League as West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder has been named as his replacement in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad.
In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week, Marsh was handed the ball by captain David Warner to bowl the fifth over but the all-rounder delivered four balls before twisting his ankle in the second delivery while trying to stop a drive by Aaron Finch. Later in the game, he did come out to bat at No.10 during SRH's chase but was out in the first delivery.
This is the second time that Marsh has been ruled out of an IPL season - in 2017 when he was part of Rising Pune Supergiants and had incurred a shoulder injury.
Marsh was roped in by SRH for his base price of INR 2 crore and in their opener, he was picked as the first-choice all-rounder ahead of extra middle-order batsman Kane Williamson and much-favoured Mohammad Nabi.
Warner, however, praised his compatriot for the courage he showed in coming out to bat later in the game.
"It doesn't look great. A lot of courage from him to walk out there and try his best, but it was unfortunate tonight," Warner told Star Sports.
"Obviously, what you saw out there, it was quite painful, he can't put any weight on it."
Holder, Marsh's replacement, played only 11 IPL matches in his career between 2013 and 2016.