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Mitchell Marsh to skip Indian T20 League 2021, Jason Roy replaces him

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Mitchell Marsh has pulled out of Indian T20 League 2021 due to his inability to cope with the bio-secure bubble protocols.

The Australian all-rounder, who was retained by Team Hyderabad ahead of the auctions in February, had reportedly informed his decision to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as his employers a few days ago.

Marsh had featured just once in the 2020 Indian T20 League edition for David Warner and Co, which was Hyderabad’s very first game against Bangalore, before an ankle injury ended his season. He was consequently replaced by Jason Holder.

As per the latest biosecurity protocols, Marsh would have had to undergo a seven-day isolation in addition to living in a restricted ecosystem throughout the 50-day tournament.

The 29-year-old has since featured in the Big Bash League 2020-21 season, where he registered 315 runs and six wickets, while recently taking part in the T20I series against New Zealand - piling up 67 runs and three wickets across five games.

Marsh has played just 21 games in the Indian T20 League, across spells with three teams including the defunct Pune. His record thus reads as 225 runs and 20 wickets.

Hyderabad have roped in an English batsman Jason Roy as a replacement for the Australian all-rounder. The 2016 winners will begin their 2021 edition against Kolkata on Sunday, April 11 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Feature image courtesy: Twitter / Sunrisers Hyderabad

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