Mitchell went under the knife yesterday to have surgery on his right ankle to remove bone spurs after been flown back to Australia at the conclusion of the Third test in Mohali.

The surgery was successful on Thursday and the recovery time for Mitch is expected to be between 2-3 months.

It was only a matter of time before the operation had to be done, so Cricket Australia have agreed that this is the best time to get Mitchell back to 100% fitness for the upcoming Champions Trophy and Ashes series in the UK.

“Mitch has been experiencing ankle pain related to bone spurs during the India Test series and whilst manageable, this represents an appropriate time for Mitch to have the surgery with a view to having him fully fit for the Ashes in late June,” Said Australian team doctor Peter Brukner.

“It is a relief to get the operation done now so i don’t have to worry about the injury further down the track. I am looking forward to getting my body back to full fitness and hopefully being part of a successful squad for the Champions Trophy and Ashes.” Mitchell said.

We will keep you updated on the recovery process.