Glenn Maxwell to miss Pakistan tour, also likely to miss start of IPL due to wedding

Glenn Maxwell to miss Pakistan tour, also likely to miss start of IPL due to wedding

Maxwell is set to marry his fiancé Vini Raman in late March.

Glenn Maxwell and his fiancée.
Glenn Maxwell and his fiancée. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Australia will miss Glenn Maxwell’s services in the upcoming historic tour of Pakistan, confirmed the all-rounder. The 33-year-old is set to marry his fiancé Vini Raman in late March and would be away from cricket assignments in that period. He’s also likely to miss the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 due to his wedding.

It must be noted that Maxwell is the front-runner to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore this season with Virat Kohli stepping down from the role last year. Hence, the franchise would not want to miss his services in the initial games. However, Maxwell had publicly stated that he would miss the Pakistan tour due to his wedding in November last year.

Australia set to tour Pakistan for the first time since 1998 

Australia, who’ll be touring Pakistan for the first time this century, are set to play three Tests, as many ODIs and a solitary T20I in the Asian nation. As the T20I leg would end on April 5, several other Aussie stars including David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis might have to miss the first few IPL games.

Speaking of his wedding plans, Maxwell said the clash between his wedding and cricket duties was unavoidable due to constant changes in schedule. “Originally when I organised the dates with CA there was a two-week gap where I could potentially have it,” Maxwell said to Fox Cricket.

“So when I sorted that out I was pretty happy that I wasn’t going to be missing in any series. And then I came to the [CA] contract meeting midway through last year and they said well this is [when] the Pakistan series [is on] and I thought well obviously that’s changed since the last conversation we had,” he added.

Meanwhile, Maxwell is currently serving Australia in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Having won the first three games, the Aussies have already clinched the series but won’t mind recording a whitewash.