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Cricket News: Australia possible playing XI vs England: Glenn Maxwell OUT, will Stoinis play? | Australia’s possible playing XI vs England at Ahmedabad

In a major blow for Australia, superstar all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out for at least the England game after suffering a concussion in a golf-related incident. Maxwell reportedly fell out of a golf cart earlier this week, which leaves a considerable hole in Australia’s lineup given how much they rely on his all-round ability.

In further news, Mitchell Marsh has also been ruled out of the England game at least as he has left India for personal reasons. His return date is unclear at this stage,. Marcus Stoinis’ impending return does provide Australia with a boost, but the team needs significantly better returns with the bat from the all-rounder given he hasn’t hit a 50+ score since the 2019 World Cup. But, there is arguably no better time than a match against the old enemy to achieve it.

Australia’s possible XI for England match at Ahmedabad: 1. David Warner, 2. Travis Head, 3. Steve Smith, 4. Marnus Labuschagne, 5. Cameron Green, 6. Marcus Stoinis, 7. Josh Inglis (wk), 8. Pat Cummins (c), 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood

Australia with questions vs England: Both Stoinis and Green set to play?

Australia had questions to answer even before the Maxwell drama. Their batting in the middle overs in this World Cup has left plenty to be desired. This was especially the case against New Zealand at Dharamsala after Travis Head and David Warner blasted a magnificent 175 in 19.1 overs.

Mitchell Marsh in particular has found it tough to get going against spin in the middle overs. Marsh has faced 111 deliveries against spin between overs 11 and 40 in this World Cup, hitting just 72 runs at a strike rate of 64.9. But, his departure from India means Steve Smith will bat at three for the England match.

Batting coach Michael di Venuto said all-rounder Marcus Stoinis “should be right” for the England match. He and Cameron Green are likely to replace Maxwell and Marsh given both offer the possibility of runs.

In terms of Maxwell, it is unclear when he will return. After England, Australia will take on confident Afghanistan at the Wankhede on Tuesday, which may be too soon for the all-rounder. Then, Pat Cummins’ team will meet struggling Bangladesh at Pune on November 11; the game in which Maxwell may make his comeback.

Australia will miss Maxwell’s services. He has smashed 196 runs at a strike rate of 148.48, including the fastest ever Australian and World Cup ton in 40 balls. Importantly, Maxwell’s offspin has been mighty effective, conceding just 4.82 per over across Australia’s first six games.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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