Maxwell’s elbow injury
The 31-year old Australia’s dashing all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who stepped back from Australia duties in October saying he needed a break to deal with mental health issues. The South Africa tour was the first time Maxwell had been picked for national duty since October. But he will have a arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Thursday to fix loose fragments of bone and is expected to be out after six to eight weeks. Which leads him to ruled out from South Africa tour and also likely to miss a part of IPL which is starting on March 29.
Maxwell’s glorious form in BBL
Maxwell’s stunning performance in the Big Bash League, where he scored 398 runs at an average of 39.80 that makes the way for his return in International squad.
Maxwell said : “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”.
Australia’s national selector Trevor Hohns said : “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”.
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“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”he added.
Maxwell “OUT” D’Arcy Short”IN”
Australian cricket announced he will be replaced by D’Arcy Short in both formats.
Innings : 4 20
Runs : 83 592
Average : 27.67 32.89