The Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad tonight, in what promises to be an exciting encounter. The Delhi side won the toss and elected to bat first, but there was a surprise exclusion from their Playing XI. Mitchell Marsh, who had an excellent game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match, was not in the line-up. His name was not included in the impact substitutes list either, which raised many eyebrows among fans and experts alike.
Why is Mitchell Marsh not playing today against Gujarat Titans?
It has now been revealed that Mitchell Marsh is ill and has been left out of the match due to illness. The exact nature of his ailment is yet to be known, but it is certainly a blow for the Delhi side, who will miss the all-rounder’s valuable contributions. Marsh had scored 63 runs and picked up four wickets in the previous game against the Hyderabad team, which had earned him the Man of the Match award.
In Marsh’s absence, the Delhi Capitals have included Riley Rossouw in their Playing XI. The South African batsman has played only three games this season and has scored 44 runs so far. He will be eager to make a mark in tonight’s encounter and prove his worth to the team.
Apart from Rossouw, Delhi Capitals have also strengthened their bowling unit by including left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed in the team. Ahmed has played three games this season and has taken three wickets at an economy rate of 9.90. He will add depth to the already potent Delhi bowling attack, which includes the likes of Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje.
DC’s captain David Warner confirmed Marsh’s absence due to illness at the time of the toss, and it remains to be seen how long the Australian all-rounder will be out of action. Marsh’s absence will be a setback for the Delhi side, but they have a strong team that can certainly make up for his absence. The Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, will be looking to take advantage of this situation and put in a strong performance at home.