Glenn Maxwell a doubt for Australia’s tour to Pakistan

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Glenn Maxwell

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is a doubt for the country’s tour to Pakistan in March-April 2022.

Maxwell and his fiancee were engaged in March 2020 but had to delay their wedding following the Covid-19 outbreak.

A veteran of Australia’ limited-overs and a shoo-in for selection for the March 29-April 5 series, the 33-year-old is unsure how the tour would fit into their wedding plans.

“I think it’s great that we’ve got a tour to go back there. I think I saw it was 1998 the last time we went there,” he told reporters on Tuesday.

“Whether I’m going there or not might probably hinge on my fiancee because my wedding is supposed to be on during that time.

“So I’m probably not quite the right person to ask that question.”

‘Not a chance’

Maxwell also dismissed suggestions he could postpone his nuptials again.

“Not a chance,” he reiterated.

We’ve already moved it a couple of times so I think this is it.”

The news of Australia’s upcoming tour to Pakistan adds some extra spice to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup between the two nations on Thursday.

Maxwell was in top form in the IPL just before the tournament in the UAE, but has to date not yet stamped his authority on one of the matches.

Ironically enough, in their last two matches against Bangladesh and West Indies, he finished unbeaten without scoring.

“I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I’ve got two not outs back-to-back which is pretty rare in my career,” he said with a laugh.

“It means the top order is going really well if I’m not spending that much time out there.

“I’ve been in a really good head-space so hopefully [I’m] not required again or hopefully required for another zero not out and just stay at the other end.”

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