Glenn Maxwell will not be a part of the upcoming T20I and ODIs squad commencing from 21st February. The player has been ruled out of the team playing against South Africa due to a severe left elbow injury. Now, D’Arcy will be replacing him for the next six to eight weeks while he is recovering. Glenn Maxwell’s elbow injury will cause him to miss the beginning of IPL as well.
After learning he needed immediate medical surgery, he tweeted “Shattered to be missing the South Africa tour. I wish all the lads the best of luck over there and I’ll be watching from home!”
The Australian Medical Team was notified by Maxwell that the pain had worsened over the weekend. This was followed by a checkup with Dr Trefor James. It was revealed that Glenn Maxwell will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery coming Thursday.
National Selector Trevor Hohns said, “We are disappointed to lose Glenn this close to the tour as we were looking forward to welcoming him back to the national side in both the 20- and 50-over formats after his break during the summer”.
Not only that, his exit from the team for the next 1.5 to 2 months will be affecting the chances of being nominated for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup as well.
However, Glenn Maxwell’s elbow injury has presented D’Arcy with the opportunity to shine. It is expected that being a hard-hitting batsman, he will be able to add similar value to the team.
D’Arcy Short was, in fact, one of the players who were on standby, as decided by the selection panel. Considering he didn’t get a game even after replacing Abbott for the ODIs against India, there are high hopes that this time he will truly perform on the field.