Glenn Maxwell to miss Pakistan tour, doubtful for first few matches of IPL as well
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has confirmed that he will miss the upcoming Pakistan tour due to his marriage.
The star batter is currently doubtful for the opening few games of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Royal Challengers Bangalore had previously signed Maxwell (RCB). Due to Australia’s duty in Pakistan, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, Matthew Wade, and Daniel Sams are all expected to miss the first few matches of the IPL.
“Originally when I organized the dates with CA there was a two-week gap where I could potentially have it. So when I sorted that out I was pretty happy that I wasn’t going to be missing in any series,” Maxwell told Fox Sports, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“And then I came to the CA contract meeting midway through last year and they said well this is [when] the Pakistan series [is on] and I thought well obviously that’s changed since the last conversation we had,” he added.
Three Tests, three ODIs, and a one-off T20I will be played between Australia and Pakistan. The first Test will begin on March 4 in Rawalpindi. And the final game of the tour will take place on April 5.
The IPL 2022 will begin in the last week of March, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had earlier confirmed.