Injury-hit Australia call up Wade, Marsh for World Cup
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Injury-hit Australia have called up Mitch Marsh and Matthew Wade. (AFP pic)
MANCHESTER: Injury-hit Australia have called up Matthew Wade and Mitch Marsh to their World Cup squad as cover for Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis.
Top-order batsman Khawaja suffered a left hamstring injury in Australia’s shock 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Stoinis was also hampered by a side complaint, an issue which had already sidelined the all-rounder for two group stage matches.
With reigning champions Australia due to play England in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday, Wade and Marsh have been added to the squad.
Marsh links up with the group for a second time as cover for Stoinis, who missed Australia’s wins over Pakistan and Sri Lanka before returning against Bangladesh….