3 potential candidates that could take injured Mitchell Marsh’s position

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3 potential candidates that could take injured Mitchell Marsh’s position

3 potential candidates that could take injured Mitchell Marsh’s position
In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Auction, the Delhi Capitals(DC) assembled a powerful lineup. They bought great players who covered all of their bases in addition to keeping their primary performances.

Mitchell Marsh, an Australian all-rounder, suffered a hip flexor injury during a practise session ahead of the ODI series against Pakistan, according to the latest news. He is projected to be unavailable for the entire series, and his participation in the Indian Premier League in 2022 is also in question.

If he is ruled out for the remainder of the season, the Delhi Capitals will have to look for a replacement overseas player who was not sold in the huge auction in 2022 or has proven himself in the T20 format.

Here are three potentials who could take Mitchell Marsh's spot at DC:
1. Ben McDermott
For the past couple of years, Ben McDermott has been one of the best players in the Big Bash League. In the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, the 27-year-old was the highest run-getter for the Hobart Hurricanes, with 402 and 577 runs. The Hurricanes' achievements in the 2021/22 edition also aided them in securing a playoff berth.

Ben McDermott's base price of 50 lakhs in the IPL 2022 Auction went unsold. His T20 ability, track record, and current form are anticipated to help him earn a position in the Delhi Capitals squad.

2. Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lanka limited-overs skipper, is another strong possibility for the DC, who may fill Marsh's all-rounder shoes. The 30-year-old has been playing T20 cricket since 2012, and in 2016 he made his impact on the international scene in all formats.

He was the best run-scorer for the touring party in the recent T20I series against India in February 2022, scoring 124 runs in three innings. After the top-order collapse, his calm demeanour in the middle overs and pinch-hitting in the final few overs gave Sri Lanka a lift.

3. Ben Cutting
Despite only appearing in four One-Day Internationals and seven Twenty-20 Internationals for Australia, Ben Cutting is a popular player in T20 franchise competitions. In the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League, the 35-year-old made his debut with Rajasthan Royals. However, during the 2016 edition, Cutting gained a reputation for himself by playing brilliantly for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

His match-winning efforts came in the IPL 2016 Final, as he contributed a quickfire 39* and took two key wickets to help the franchise win their first-ever trophy. Cutting went unsold in 2020, and subsequently did not win a position in the KKR Playing XI in 2021, despite being average for the Mumbai Indians squad in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Based on his recent performance, DC may provide him another chance in the lucrative T20 league.