Big risk for India tour, says Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell feels he’s unlikely to recover in time for Australia’s tour of India next year and picking him could be a “big risk”.
Opening up on how he broke his leg at a birthday party recently, Maxwell said there’s a “high chance” of him missing out on a selection for the tour scheduled in February-March.
Ruled out for an indefinite period, Maxwell is currently recovering from surgery on his fractured fibula, which he suffered after a friend fell on his leg while enjoying a birthday party.
“There’s a time limit on when they’re going to announce that squad to India and to be fair, there’s a high chance that I won’t make it,” Maxwell told Cricket Australia’s ‘Unplayable Podcast’.
“They’ll be taking a big risk if they do take me.” Elaborating on his accident, Maxwell said: “One of my mates, who was also one of my schoolteachers, and I were laughing about something and I pretended to chase him off somewhere.
“I reckon we took about three or four steps out there, and both slipped at the same time. I just got my foot stuck a little bit, and he fell at a really bad angle and landed straight on my leg.”