Sunrisers Hyderabad were dealt with a massive blow on Wednesday as all-rounder Mitchell Marsh pulled out of the Indian Premier League 2021 due to personal reasons. Marsh couldn’t play the entire tournament last year as well as he was ruled out with an injury mid-season.
Marsh has reportedly expressed his reservations about spending long spells inside the bio-secure bubble. Thus, Marsh has cited the bio-bubble fatigue factor to remove his name from the next installment of domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza.
Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad have already announced the replacement for Mitchell Marsh. They have signed up England batsman Jason Roy as replacement for Marsh for the IPL 2021, which is set to commence from April 9.
“Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed up England batsman Jason Roy as replacement for Mitchell Marsh, who has made himself unavailable for the entire season owing to personal reasons,” read an IPL update.
Meanwhile, Jason Roy made his IPL debut in 2017 playing for Gujarat Lions & later featured for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 2018 IPL edition. He has played a total of 8 matches and scored 179 runs with one half-century to his name.
SRH have acquired Roy at his base price of INR 2 Crore, the league said in a media advisory.
Also, SRH took to Twitter to announce the development. The franchise wrote: “Due to personal reasons, Mitchell Marsh will be opting out of #IPL2021. We would like to welcome @JasonRoy20 to the #SRHFamily.”
The 14th edition of the IPL is set to begin on April 9, with a mouth-watering clash between between defending champions Mumbai Indians and RCB.
Despite injuries to their several key players, SRH made it to the knockout stage of the tournament last year. The 2016 champions will start their campaign against two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Chennai on April 11.