Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the game against England as he suffered concussion after falling off the back of a golf cart on Monday (November 1).
The cricketer lost his grip while traveling back to the team bus from the club house off a golf cart. As a result, he fell off his back and suffered concussion. He is expected to be kept under concussion protocols for at least six to eight days.
It’s a big blow to the Baggy Greens as the 35-year-old was carrying a great form with him. Earlier, he smashed a record 40-ball century against Netherlands and contributed immensely into team’s comeback.
In six matches, the right-handed batter accumulated 196 runs at an average of 39.20 and a strike-rate of 148.48. In the process, he also picked up four wickets at an economy of just 4.82.
Who can replace Glenn Maxwell?
In Glenn Maxwell’s unavailablity, Marcus Stoinis or Cameron Green is likely to get the nod. Both can fulfil the middle-order position and provide handy overs, which Maxwell used to do effectively.
It also means that Marnus Labuschagne will retain his position in the XI to solidify the middle-order. Recently, questions were raised over his role in the main line-up and there was speculations that he might be dropped for the upcoming games.
The Pat Cummins-led Australia scripted a sounding comeback at the marquee event. After facing two losses, they bounced back and got back into winning ways by securing four games in a row.
The five-time champions are currently ranked atthe fourth position in the points table with eight points in six games. They have three games remaining and a healthy opportunity to secure the semi-final berth.