The 2023 World Cup is approaching. It is scheduled to start on October 5th. The teams will be announced soon. But before that, the tension of the teams increases instead of easing. In preparation for the World Cup, teams now play against each other and also check the fitness of their players. Meanwhile, the Australian team suffered another setback. Australia are preparing to play a series against South Africa before the World Cup, but before that the team’s star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell falls out of the team. However, it has not yet been decided whether he can take part in the World Cup or not.
Glenn Maxwell is once again eliminated from the Australian team ahead of the series against South Africa
The Australian cricket team has suffered a major setback. Star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the upcoming three-game T20I series against South Africa with a left ankle injury and has been forced to return home. Maxwell suffered the same leg he broke in an accident the previous year, ruling him out for several months before returning to international cricket. Maxwell, 34, was not part of the ODI squad anyway as he had to return to Australia for the birth of his first child.
Matthew Wade replaces Glenn Maxwell on the team
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has used wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade in place of Glenn Maxwell. He was recalled to join the team. He wasn’t in the team before, but now he has a good chance that if he gets a chance in the starting XI, a good game will confirm his place in the team for the World Cup. Matthew Wade last played at the 2022 T20 World Cup. Glenn Maxwell is not the only player to be sidelined from the upcoming South Africa series. He joins Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green and David Warner in a list of other names who will not play in the T20I phase of the tour. According to cricket.com.au, selector Tony Dodemide has said we will be monitoring Glenn’s recovery so he is fit ahead of the three-game ODI series in India ahead of the World Cup.
Australia squad for T20I series vs South Africa: Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim Davids, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Hardie, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.