Glenn Maxwell set to miss start of IPL due to wedding
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, who’ll be touring Pakistan for the first time this century, is 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.