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Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh admitted to hospital after contracting COVID-19 in India

Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has been admitted to hospital in India after testing positive for COVID-19.

Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh’s Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Delhi Capitals, tweeted that he has been admitted to hospital in India after testing positive for COVID-19.

Marsh is one of the players in the Australian team’s “bio bubble” to test positive while others are asymptomatic.

He was found infected during a Rapid Antigen Test. Marsh has complained of a headache and slight fever, so the Delhi Capitals decided to have an RT-PCR Test of all its members, out of which Marsh’s result returned positive.

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Delhi Capitals medical team is closely monitoring Marsh’s condition and will provide regular updates.

Other cricketers, part of the ‘bio-bubble’, are currently in isolation in their respective rooms.

Marsh will need to isolate for at least a week. This means that he will miss at least the games against the Punjab Kings on Wednesday and Saturday’s clash with the Rajasthan Royals.

He last played a Test match in 2019 but remains a key part of Australia’s white-ball teams and starred in last year’s T20 World Cup triumph.

Marsh is playing alongside fellow Australia T20 player David Warner, under the tutelage of Ricky Ponting.

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