Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the 2020 Indian Premier League after suffering an injury to his right ankle while running in to bowl against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match of the campaign. He has been replaced by West Indian pace all-rounder Jason Holder.
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This is the second time in the last five years that Marsh has had to pull out of the tournament because of injury. In 2017, he had to be ruled out of the Rising Pune Supergiants squad for the entirety of the league due to a shoulder problem.
Jason Holder returns to the Sunrisers Hyderabad after 5 years, having played for men in orange in 2014 and 2015. He went unsold twice in the 2019 IPL auction, having a base price of INR 75 Lakh. Other than the Sunrisers, Holder has also played for the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
In the CPL 2020 played entirely in Trinidad and Tobago, Holder, playing for the Barbados Tridents, scored 192 runs at a strike rate of 140.14, and also picked up ten wickets at an economy rate of 6.63, while also bowling the most maidens in the competition (four). According to the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the IPL governing council, Holder would require undergoing a 6-day quarantine period and clear multiple COVID tests before he can join the Sunrisers’ squad.
Among foreigners, Sunrisers also have Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan in full fitness ahead of their second game against KKR. Williamson had picked a quadriceps injury during training before the first game, while Rashid was feared to be suffering from concussion after colliding with teammate Abhishek Sharma while taking a second run and ending up on the floor for a worrying span of time.