Glenn Maxwell expected to miss first ODI against India




Cricket News: Glenn Maxwell expected to miss first ODI against India | Maxwell set to miss 1st ODI vs India

Glenn Maxwell is set to miss the first ODI against India at least, a source close to CricBlog has confirmed. The news comes as further concern for Australia, who are battling numerous injury worries ahead of the World Cup.

Maxwell missed the recently-concluded tour of South Africa due to an ankle issue linked with the serious injury he suffered the night before the 2022 T20 World Cup Final.

“Glenn experienced a short-term flare of impingement-related pain in his left ankle, which is not uncommon in the rehabilitation journey after significant ankle fracture,” a CA spokesperson said earlier this month.

“He has returned to training this week and is preparing to be available for a role in the one-day series in India.”

However, Maxwell’s role in the series is not expected to be from the first game at Mohali as he continues his recovery.

Glenn Maxwell among many other Australia players under an injury cloud ahead of India series and World Cup

Pat Cummins is also reportedly set to miss the start of the India series. The captain has been recovering from a wrist injury suffered in the final Ashes Test. He previously stated that he should be good to go for the India series, but he is expected to feature later.

The news is more promising for Steve Smith. Smith, who is also battling a wrist injury, said he feels “pretty normal” after getting a cortisone injection. He has been back in the nets and should feature in this series, which serves as vital game time ahead of the World Cup.

Mitchell Starc is another key player coming back from injury. He has been recovering from a groin injury, and may feature in the first ODI against India.

The series kicks off at Mohali on Friday September 22. Indore will host the second ODI on Sunday September 24, followed by the third match at Rajkot on Wednesday September 27.



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