Australia’s Handscomb replaces injured Marsh in World Cup squad

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Reuters: Australia’s Peter Handscomb has been confirmed as a replacement for injured top-order batsman Shaun Marsh in their Cricket World Cup squad, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.

Marsh, 35, was struck on the wrist by a rising Pat Cummins delivery in a net session at Old Trafford earlier on Thursday, ahead of their final group game against South Africa today.

“The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the Cricket World Cup has approved Peter Handscomb as a replacement player for Shaun Marsh in the Australia squad for the remainder of the tournament,” the ICC said in a statement.

“Marsh has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery after being struck while practising in the nets today.”

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also hit on the forearm by a Mitchell Starc delivery but coach Justin Langer was optimistic about his chances of playing today.