Maxwell ruled out of South Africa tour due to knee injury

Australia : All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the T20I series in South Africa following an ankle injury sustained during training. The 34-year-old, who already has a metal plate on his left leg after suffering a fracture last November, aggravated his ankle on the same leg during Australias first training session |

Australian selectors have opted for a safety-first approach and are confident that he will be available for the three-match ODI series in India just before the World Cup. We will monitor Glenn's recovery with a view to him being available for the three-match ODI series in India in advance of the World Cup, said selector Tony Dodemaide |

Maxwell was anyway not picked for the ODIs in South Africa as he was scheduled to return home for the birth of his first child. Australia will have a second string squad for the T20Is now with the likes of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green and David Warner also missing out |

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