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World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell ruled out of England clash after suffering concussion in golf accident

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.

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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.

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