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Glenn Maxwell to miss South Africa trip; might miss start of IPL


Glenn Maxwell to miss South Africa trip; might miss start of IPL

Australia’s rushing all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is set to miss the start of the IPL after an elbow injury on Tuesday ruled him out of the upcoming ODIs and T20 Internationals in SouthAfrica

The trip of South Africa begins on February 21.

Maxwell will go through surgical treatment on his left elbow and will be changed by D’Arcy Short in both teams.

Cricket Australia stated he might need a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to obtain full match physical fitness, which implies he is most likely to miss the start of the IPL too, which is beginning on March29 The 31- year-old is representing Kings XI Punjab in the franchise-based league.

A “shattered” Maxwell stated the decision to withdraw from the South African trip was challenging.

“I was not confident that I could perform at international level with my elbow in its current state and have decided to undergo surgery straight away to fix the issue,” Maxwell stated in a declaration.

“I would like to thank Justin Langer, Ben Oliver, Trevor Hohns and the whole Australian squad for their understanding.”

The South Africa trip was the first time Maxwell had actually been selected for national tasks given that taking a break from cricket in October due to psychological health problems.

Australia’s national selector Trevor Hohns stated Maxwell’s increased discomfort might not have actually been neglected.

“We are disappointed to lose Glenn this close to the tour as we were looking forward to welcoming him back to the national side in both the 20 and 50-over formats after his break during the summer,” Hohns was estimated as stating by Cricket Australia.

“Unfortunately, the pain he has experienced in the elbow in the latter stages of the BBL increased over the weekend and he will have surgery immediately to rectify the situation.” PTI AH

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