Glenn Maxwell suffered a broken tibia in his left leg in November last year.©AFP
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said missing the upcoming tour of India due to a freak injury “will nag me for the rest of my life”. Maxwell had suffered a broken tibia in his left leg at a friend’s birthday party in November last year, the incident sidelined him for three months. “Probably going to nag me for the rest of my life,” Maxwell said while commenting during a Big Bash League match on Fox Cricket.
“It’s nice to get the chance to see your teammates play, especially there. I think they have the squad that is probably as good as I’ve seen going to India since watching Tests there.” The Border-Gavaskar Trophy kicks off with the opening test in Nagpur on February 9.
Australia, which has not won a test series in India since 2004, will also play in New Delhi (February 17-21), Dharamsala (March 1-5) and Ahmedabad (March 9-13).
The tests will be followed by three ODIs: Mumbai (March 17), Visakhapatnam (March 19) and Chennai (March 22).
While Maxwell will miss the Tests, he may be back for the limited over series.
“Unfortunately he’s not going to make it to the end of the BBL. But he’s very diligent about returning to play with his rehabilitation. He’s been to St Kilda Football Club for a while and has been to the Junction Oval with Cricket Victoria,” Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey had told SEN earlier this month.
“I dare say he will be available or hit some cricket balls towards the end of January to try and come back and play some state cricket and Shield cricket to hopefully get on that plane for the one-day tour from India to Australia.”
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