Glenn Maxwell eyes minimal ODI action before World Cup 2023

Glenn Maxwell wants to take his time to recover from an ankle problem before World Cup 23 in India.

Glenn Maxwell recognizes the importance of prudent preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023 and is contemplating the possibility of not participating in all the lead-up series against India. 

This decision comes after he had to withdraw from the recent T20I series in South Africa due to nagging ankle soreness, a complication arising from his previous leg injury.

Glenn Maxwell eyes minimal ODI action before World Cup
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Maxwell spent only four days in South Africa before experiencing left ankle soreness while running during his first training session. It's notable that this is the same leg he referred to as “snapped in half” in a bizarre accident last November. 

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Despite having screws in his ankle from previous surgery, this soreness was in a different spot than his prior discomfort.

Glenn Maxwell might sit out the Australia-India series

While participating in the BBL overseas draft on Sunday night as a member of the Melbourne Stars, Maxwell confirmed that he had received a cortisone injection in his ankle. 

He also expressed his uncertainty regarding his role in the upcoming India series, highlighting his collaborative efforts with the Cricket Australia strength and conditioning team to establish a comprehensive fitness plan for the World Cup.

“I still want to play some part of that India series,” the 34-year-old said. “But I'm not feeling any pressure on it. The selectors and the staff have been brilliant with me as well.

“They don't want to put too much pressure on me to sort of set that date because they know they've got a bit of extra time before the World Cup.

“So instead of rushing it and probably putting myself a week or two behind, being able to give myself extra time and make sure we get through the whole tournament.”

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