Glenn Maxwell ruled out of South African Series, Probably from Cricket World Cup 2023

Glenn Maxwell ruled out of South African Series, Probably from Cricket World Cup 2023. A few weeks before the start of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is dealing with a new injury after injuring his ankle during a training session in Durban.

Prior to Australia’s T20I series against South Africa on Wednesday, Maxwell aggravated his ankle while training. He will now fly home to be with his wife as they wait for the birth of their first child.

Maxwell is anticipated to recover from the ankle issue in time for Australia’s World Cup campaign, but national selector Tony Dodemaide stated that given the 34-year-old’s injury history, which includes the freak leg injury he sustained at a friend’s party late last year, no risks would be taken with him.

Maxwell will likely don the Australian uniform once more during Australia’s ODI series against India at the end of the following month, and Dodemaide is confident he will be fully healthy for the World Cup.

In order for Glenn to be available for the three-match ODI series in India leading up to the World Cup, “we will monitor Glenn’s recovery,” Dodemaide said.

Maxwell’s absence gives Matthew Wade the chance to reclaim his spot in Australia’s lineup. The veteran has been called up for the series against South Africa and could give Josh Inglis and other wicketkeepers another option.

Maxwell has joined a list of up to seven first-choice players who will not be participating in Australia’s T20I tour of South Africa, including Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, and David Warner. South Africa and Australia will face off in their opening game on Wednesday in Dubai.

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