Glenn Maxwell injured in freak golf cart accident in major blow for Australia at the Cricket World Cup with allrounder set to miss England game

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  • Glenn Maxwell will miss Australia's crippled against England 
  • He injured himself aft falling disconnected a play cart 
  • Maxwell is nether concussion protocols

By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline

Published: 06:19 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 07:15 EDT, 1 November 2023

Australia’s record-breaking all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will miss nan crippled against England connected Saturday aft suffering concussion falling disconnected nan backmost of a play cart.

Maxwell, who past week thrashed a 40-ball period against nan Netherlands successful Delhi - nan fastest successful World Cup history - was opinionated connected nan cart arsenic it drove backmost to nan squad autobus pursuing 18 holes successful Ahmedabad connected Monday.

He will beryllium retired for six to 8 days, opening nan doorway for either Marcus Stoinis aliases Cameron Green to return his spot against England.


‘It rattled everyone erstwhile we came to nan conclusion location was a concussion and he was going to miss a game,’ said Australian caput coach Andrew McDonald. ‘There was thing untoward successful nan behaviour passim nan day: it was a clear-cut mishap and unluckily it’s compromised what we are doing arsenic a team.’

Maxwell, who has besides been bowling tidy off-breaks, was ruled retired for 5 months past twelvemonth aft breaking his limb slipping astatine a friend’s party.

Glenn Maxwell will miss Australia's crippled against England aft a freak accident

The allrounder suffered concussion aft falling disconnected his play buggy successful India

Labuschagne had been tipped to beryllium replaced by Stoinis, if proven fit, aliases Cameron Green for nan fixture against England.

Maxwell's absence besides robs skipper Pat Cummins of a bowling action pinch nan offspinner taking 4 wickets truthful acold successful nan tournament.

Maxwell's middle-order batting powerfulness will besides beryllium sorely missed - he smacked nan fastest World Cup century, from conscionable 40 balls, against nan Netherlands connected October 24.

The Victorian followed that grounds feat pinch 41 from conscionable 24 deliveries successful Australia's five-run triumph against New Zealand past Saturday.

Australia, pinch 3 group games remaining, are 4th successful nan wide standings and successful nan container spot to unafraid a semi-final spot.

After gathering arch-foe England, nan Australians play Afghanistan and Bangladesh.


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