Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell likely to miss England encounter after golf mishap

Glenn Maxwell. Photo Courtesy: UNI

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IBNS: Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will miss his team’s next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup encounter against England on November 4, suffering an injury after falling off the back of a golf cart.

Maxwell was riding on the back of a golf cart late on Monday evening in Gujarat when he fell off. He suffered a concussion and a significant bruising.

Based on Cricket Australia’s concussion regulations, the allrounder is ruled out of his team’s clash with England in Ahmedabad, an ICC report said.

At the same time, Australia haven’t replaced him in the squad, and are hopeful of his availability later in the tournament.

This is the second time the star all-rounder has suffered a freak accident in less than 12 months.

He previously broke his leg at a private party last November, an injury from which he only recently recovered.

Maxwell’s absence will be dearly felt by Australia, as the all-rounder had recently shown great form in the tournament. He has scored 196 runs at a strike-rate of 148.48 in the tournament. This included a 106 from 44 against the Netherlands in Delhi — the record fastest Men’s Cricket World Cup hundred. He also picked four wickets to his name with his off-spin.

(With UNI inputs)