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Australia tour of South Africa:Maxwell ruled out,Could miss a part of IPL

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.

Glen Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell stunning performance in BBL

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”.

“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.

                                             ODI                           T20I

D'Arcy short
D’Arcy short

Innings : 4                20

Runs : 83                  592

Average : 27.67        32.89

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