South Africa vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell ruled out of tour due to elbow surgery; D’Arcy Short named as replacement

Glenn Maxwell’s return to Australia’s national side has been short-lived with the all-rounder ruled out of their limited-overs tour of South Africa to have elbow surgery.

Reuters, Feb 12, 2020 12:55:51 IST

Melbourne: Glenn Maxwell’s return to Australia’s national side has been short-lived with the all-rounder ruled out of their limited-overs tour of South Africa to have elbow surgery.

South Africa vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell ruled out of tour due to elbow surgery; D’Arcy Short named as replacement

File image of Australia's Glenn Maxwell. AP

Maxwell, who was replaced by top-order batsman D’Arcy Short, was only recalled to the Australian team earlier this month after taking a break last October to deal with mental health issues.

He will have surgery on Thursday and be out of action for between six and eight weeks, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Wednesday.

“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,” national selector Trevor Hohns said.

“Unfortunately, the pain he has experienced in the elbow in the latter stages of the (Big Bash) increased over the weekend and he will have surgery immediately to rectify the situation.”

Maxwell said he was disappointed to withdraw from the squad but having surgery was the right decision.

“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,” he said.

Australia start their tour of South Africa on 21 February with the first T20I in Johannesburg before the one-day series starts in Paarl on 29 February and concludes with further matches in Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom in early March.

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Updated Date: Feb 12, 2020 12:55:51 IST


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