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Glenn Maxwell suffers injury scare ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Glenn Maxwell had bruised his knee in Australia’s first Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up game against Sri Lanka last week. He has been rested for the final practice match vs Pakistan.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: May 29, 2017 18:05 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Glenn Maxwell had bruised his knee in Australia’s first ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up game against Sri Lanka last week. (AFP)

Australia suffered an injury scare ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 when all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was rested on Monday for their second and final warm-up game, against Pakistan, due to a bruised knee cap. (ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY FULL SCHEDULE)

Australia played their first practice match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Friday where Maxwell was out for a duck.

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However, Aaron Finch scored a brilliant century to see them home with two wickets and balls each to spare.

The management decided to rest Maxwell for the Pakistan game, played at Edgbaston in Birmingham, after suffering the injury against Sri Lanka, reported cricket.com.au.

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Australia open their campaign against New Zealand in a Group A encounter in Birmingham on Friday.

Though the 28-year-old will be going into the tournament without having a knock in English batting conditions, he arrived in Britain after doing well for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

First Published: May 29, 2017 18:05 IST