Glenn Maxwell is out of Australia's squad for their tour of South Africa. Maxwell has picked up an elbow injury. Maxwell sustained the injury while playing in the Big Bash League 2019-20. It can take up to 6 to 8 weeks for him to recover.
Cricket Australia announced that D'Arcy Short has replaced Maxwell for the upcoming tour. However, the news of Short replacing Maxwell came as a big surprise to many fans. Many assumed that Marcus Stoinis will be the one to replace Maxwell as the all-rounder has been enjoying a scintillating run of form on the domestic circuit. After D'Arcy Short's selection, fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
Fans react on Twitter
get well soon maxi! But they really called up short over stoinis?— h (@hhunnuhh) February 12, 2020
Didn’t selectors say Stoinis was 1 st emergency, absolute joke!— Arthur (@amnsaints) February 12, 2020
Where is @MStoinis 🤔🤔🤔@ProfDeano any idea ?— Salman Khan (@salman_akhan) February 12, 2020
Surely Stoinis was the perfect replacement ?— Scott Donald (@scottdonald75) February 12, 2020
Stoinis deserve it to be in the team— Ikram (@Ikram51762226) February 12, 2020
It is revealed that Glenn Maxwell's discomfort with his elbow increased during the weekend. Scans revealed some loose fragments of bone within his elbow joint.
Australia will play T20Is on February 21 (Johannesburg), February 23 (Port Elizabeth) and February 26 (Cape Town). The three ODIs are scheduled for February 29 (Paarl), March 4 (Bloemfontein) and March 7 (Potchefstroom).