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Australia's Glenn Maxwell fractures leg and is out of England ODI series starting November 17th

Australia's Glenn Maxwell
Australia's Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell broke his leg in a freak accident and underwent surgery Sunday, selectors said, with the all-rounder sidelined for an extended period, including Australia's upcoming one-day series with England.

Maxwell reportedly slipped and fell during a friend's 50th birthday party on Saturday evening and fractured his left fibula.

"Glenn is in good spirits," said chief Australian selector George Bailey.

"It was an unfortunate accident and we feel for Glenn in the circumstances given he was in great touch in his last few games.

"Glenn is a critical part of our white-ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation."

Local reports said Maxwell and a friend were running in a back yard on Saturday evening when both fell over, with Maxwell's leg trapped under the other person.

He will miss the three one-dayers with England starting Thursday and could sit out the entire Australian summer.

Sean Abbott was called up to replace him for the England series.

ODI Series Fixtures:

1st ODI: Thursday 17th November

2nd ODI: Saturday 19th November

3rd ODI: Tuesday 22nd November

Let's have a look at the squads:

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitch Marsh, Sean Abbott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali (vc), Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood (Reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills)

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