The Hundred: Another blow for The Hundred, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulls out of tournament

The Hundred: After David Warner, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulls out of tournament, confirms London Spirit coach Shane Warne
The Hundred: After David Warner, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulls out of tournament, confirms London Spirit coach Shane Warne

The Hundred: An unpleasant news jolted the London Spirit franchise camp ahead of the inaugural edition of The Hundred slated to kick off on July 22 in The Oval. Their star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has pulled out of the tournament as confirmed by London Spirit coach Shane Warne. Maxwell is amongst a series of Australian stars to give it a pass including David Warner and Marcus Stoinis. Maxwell has been replaced by Josh Inglis.

With Glenn Maxwell’s unavailability, he becomes the third player after the two of his countrymen mentioned their withdrawal from the tournament. Earlier Southern Brave’s David Warner and Marcus Stoinis announced their decision of pulling out of the tournament.

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With Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis not featuring for the Australian side in their upcoming cricketing commitments to West Indies and Bangladesh, there seems to be no substantiating reason to justify their unavailability from The Hundred tournament.

Unfortunately Glenn Maxwell has pulled out of The Hundred,” Warne said on Fox Cricket’s Road To The Ashes podcast. “We were really excited to get him in the draft. We know he’s a match-winner and we were excited to have him.

The Hundred: Josh Inglis grabs Maxwell’s empty spot

Leeds-born Perth Scorchers wicketkeeper-batsman has been announced as a replacement in Maxwell’s unavailability.

Unfortunately he’s pulled out of that and we’ve now replaced him with Josh Inglis from Western Australia, so we are lucky to have him,” Warne said.

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Inglis recently scored 103 not out for the county and thus deems a perfect fit for tournament. No doubt he can act as muscle power, just like Maxwell.

With stringent Covid-19 quarantine complication and restrictive travel arrangements still imposed, the ECB might resort to the players already in the UK for replacements, with the squads of New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa all touring England or Ireland this summer.

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