Australia batsman Shaun Marsh out of Cricket World Cup with broken arm

Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh

Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a broken arm.

The 35-year-old opener will be replaced in the Australia squad by Peter Handscomb - already in England - ahead of Saturday's match against South Africa at Old Trafford and next week's semi-final.

Coach Justin Langer said: "Shaun Marsh has had scans on his right forearm after being struck while practising in the nets at training.

"Unfortunately, the scans have revealed Shaun has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery.

"This is obviously shattering news for Shaun and the squad. Throughout this tournament, his spirit, professionalism and the way he has competed has been typically outstanding.

"We are right behind Shaun in his recovery and rehabilitation."

There was better news for all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, of whom Langer said: "(He) also underwent scans after he was struck on his right forearm in the nets.

"The scans have cleared Glenn of any serious damage and we'll continue to monitor him over the coming days. We are hopeful he will be fit to perform for us on Saturday against South Africa."

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