The Hundred suffered a major blow, as the Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulled out of the tournament, confirms London Spirit, Coach Shane Warne.
Glenn Maxwell was going to play for the London Spirit franchise camp in the hundred tournament which is slated to start on July 22 in the Oval. The London Spirit franchise Coach Shane Warne has given confirmation on the news of Maxwell opting out of the Hundred tournament. Earlier, Australia’s David warner & Marcus Stoinis has also pulled out of the inaugural season of the hundred tournament. Glenn Maxwell is replaced by Leeds-born Perth Scorchers wicketkeeper-batsman, Josh Inglis.
Glenn Maxwell & Marcus Stoinis are not featuring for the Australian team in their upcoming tours of West Indies & Bangladesh. So there remains no valid reason for Maxwell & Stoinis’s 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.”
Leeds-born Perth Scorchers wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis has been named as a replacement for Glenn Maxwell by the London Spirit franchise.
“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 added. Inglis has scored unbeaten 103 runs in the county cricket & thus he is a perfect player for the hundred tournament just like Maxwell.
Recently in last week, the Southern Brave franchise announced the signing of the overseas players, Quinton De Kock & Devon Conway for the inaugural edition of the Hundred tournament. With squads of New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and South Africa to be touring England or Ireland this summer, the ECB might look for players in the UK for replacements.
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