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A painful ankle injury kept Glenn Maxwell from playing in the South Africa T20I.

Glenn Maxwell can’t play in the Twenty20 International series that will be held in South Africa because he hurt his ankle while training. The player, who is 34 years old and has a metal plate on his left leg from a fracture that happened in November of last year, hurt his ankle in the same leg during Australia’s first training session.

So, the Australian officials decided to be safe and are sure that he will be able to play in the three-match ODI series in India right before the World Cup. “We will keep an eye on Glenn’s recovery with an eye toward him playing in the three-match ODI series in India before the World Cup,” said selector Tony Dodemaide.

Maxwell was going to go home to have his first child, so he couldn’t be chosen for the ODIs in South Africa. Australia will send out a second-string T20I team without Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, and David Warner. For the three-game series that starts on August 30, Mitchell Marsh will be the team’s captain.

Matthew Wade, whose future with the national team was in danger after he didn’t play for the team after the Twenty20 World Cup, which was held in the UK the year before, has been brought in as a substitute player.

Instead of putting Wade on the first team, the people in charge decided to let Josh Inglis play in South Africa. But the head selection, George Bailey, said that Wade would have been picked for the five-game Twenty20 International series in India no matter how the One-Day International World Cup turned out.


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