New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has found himself in a weird situation after his reports of the scans of his right ankle went missing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), leaving him in a state of unawareness about the extent of his injury. The 28-year-old cricketer confirmed this news on Tuesday.

"We don't really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE. Cricket Australia haven't been able to get their hands on them so it's a bit of a weird situation," Marsh said at a virtual press conference, as reported by news agency PTI.

Marsh, whose stint at the IPL 2020 remained a one day fair after he twisted his ankle while going for a dive in Sunrisers Hyderabad's season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, is currently in 14-day quarantine period at a hotel in Perth, Australia. The injury cut short his outing in the remainder of the lucrative T20 league.

Marsh's whose IPL campaign in 2016 was also derailed by an injury, could only bowl four deliveries in his spell before being helped out of the ground.

"Hopefully I'll go for another scan at some point this week if I can get clearance, and then we'll be a lot clearer on what we're dealing with. This one is obviously really frustrating and a little bit unlucky. I've tried to dive for a ball like that a thousand times in my career", Marsh said as reported by PTI.

"It's one of those frustrating injuries. I've been through a few now so I think I know how to deal with it. I moaned and groaned for about 48 hours in the UAE," he added.

The Australian, who shone on the tour of England prior to the IPL, expressed his disappointment at not being able to be a part of the action in the UAE.

"It was nice to contribute to a few wins for Australia again. I went over there in a really good headspace. Six months at home working on my game and I was just in a really good place in my life.

"It's always disappointing to not be playing cricket now. That's the way it goes sometimes. I was really looking forward to playing in the IPL, having not played there for a few years but it obviously it wasn't meant to be this year."


(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan