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Mitch Marsh has told teammates he intends to return later in the World Cup after the star all-rounder flew home from India for personal reasons.
Australia will face England without both its biggest all-round threats on Saturday after Marsh left the squad on Wednesday, adding to the absence of Glenn Maxwell who was concussed in a freak golf cart accident.
A win against England would all but ensure Australia qualifies for the semi-finals of the tournament, but Marsh and Maxwell have been important contributors with bat and ball in Australia's four consecutive wins.
Marsh (pictured playing against New Zealand at the World Cup) jetted home to Perth on Thursday due to an unspecified family issue