- Glenn Maxwell will miss Australia’s game against England
- He injured himself after falling from a golf cart
- Maxwell has concussion protocols in place
Australia’s record all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will miss Saturday’s game against England after suffering a concussion when he fell off the back of a golf cart.
Maxwell, who hit a 40-ball century against the Netherlands in Delhi last week – the fastest in World Cup history – stood on the cart as it headed back to the team bus after 18 holes in Ahmedabad on Monday.
He will be out for six to eight days, giving either Marcus Stoinis or Cameron Green the opportunity to take his place against England.
“It shocked everyone when we concluded it was a concussion and he would miss a game,” Australian head coach Andrew McDonald said. “There was nothing unusual about the behavior throughout the day: it was a clear accident and unfortunately it affected our work as a team.”
Maxwell, who also bowls well during breaks, was sidelined for five months last year after breaking his leg in a slip-up at a friend’s party.
Glenn Maxwell will miss Australia’s game against England after a horrific accident
The all-rounder suffered a concussion after falling from his golf buggy in India
Labuschagne should be replaced by Stoinis or Cameron Green in the England game if he proves fit.
Maxwell’s absence also deprives captain Pat Cummins of his bowling option as the offspinner has taken four wickets in the tournament so far.
Maxwell’s middle-order power will also be sorely missed – he scored the fastest World Cup century against the Netherlands on October 24, off just 40 balls.
The Victorian followed that record performance with 41 from just 24 deliveries in Australia’s five-run win over New Zealand last Saturday.
Australia sit fourth overall with three group games remaining and are in the box seat to secure a place in the semi-finals.
After facing arch-enemy England, the Australians play against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.