[caption id="attachment_698231" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mitchell-Marsh.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-698231" alt="Mitchell Marsh Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mitchell-Marsh.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Mitchell Marsh Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-marsh/">Mitchell Marsh </a> has been ruled out for the start of the English county cricket season due to ankle surgery, leaving Surrey scrambling to find a replacement. The all-rounder was due to join up with the squad ahead of the start of the county championship, which begins later this month. <p></p> <p></p>The 26-year-old could still feature for Surrey later in the season if he has fully recovered and providing he can prove his fitness. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm extremely disappointed to be missing the start of the season," Marsh said in a statement on Surrey's website. "I was looking forward to heading over and joining the Surrey family. "I'll be doing everything I can to get myself fully fit and hopefully join the side later in the season." <p></p> <p></p>Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart has begun the search for a replacement. "This is a big blow for both Surrey and Mitch so close to the start of the English season but we wish Mitch all the best in his recovery," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The injury looks set to rule Marsh out of the one-day series between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> and Australia in June.