Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said missing the upcoming tour of India due to a freak injury “is going to bother me for the rest of my life”. Maxwell suffered a fractured tibia in his left leg in November last year at a friend’s birthday party, and the incident sidelined him for three months. “It’s probably going to bug me for the rest of my life,” Maxwell said while making remarks during a Big Bash League game on Fox Cricket.
“It’s good to have the opportunity to see your teammates play, especially there. I think they have the team that is probably as good as I’ve seen going to India since I watched Tests there, anyway.” The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will kick 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 Trials, he could return for the limited series.
“Unfortunately, he won’t make it at the end of the BBL. But he is very diligent in getting him back to play with his rehab. He’s been around St Kilda Football Club a bit and he’s been at Junction Oval with Cricket Victoria,” Melbourne Stars manager David Hussey told SEN earlier this month.
“I dare say by the end of January he may be available or hitting some cricket balls to try and get back to playing state cricket and Shield cricket to hopefully get on that plane for the one day tour of India. for Australia”.
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