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Australia calls up Wade, Marsh as injury cover for CWC semis

July 7, 2019
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Australia's Marcus Stoinis , returns to the pavillion after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and South Africa at Old Trafford in Manchester, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Australia has called wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and allrounder Mitch Marsh into its squad ahead of the Cricket World Cup semifinals as injury cover for Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis.

Khawaja, the No. 3 batsman, is expected to miss the semifinal match against England at Edgbaston on Thursday after injuring his left hamstring in the group-stage loss to South Africa on Saturday. Marcus Stoinis, an allrounder, aggravated a side injury that bothered him earlier in the tournament.

Wade and Marsh had been on duty with Australia’s ‘A’ side in Brighton, southern England.

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