Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s fans have received concerning news ahead of the upcoming 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League, with their star batter Glenn Maxwell giving an important update on his recovery.
For the unversed, Maxwell suffered a freak leg injury in November, just a few days after the 2022 T20 World Cup concluded. He fractured his left fibula at a friend’s birthday party, resulting in surgery. Maxwell then returned to action earlier this month, however, he wasn’t fit for the 2nd and 3rd ODI matches of the series. His absence raised many eyebrows about his fitness, especially with the upcoming season just around the corner.
Glenn Maxwell Isn’t Fully Fit
Meanwhile, ahead of the series, Maxwell was asked about his recovery. Responding to this, Maxwell revealed that it will take him months to get completely fit. However, he also expressed delight that the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will see the Bangalore-based franchise return to their home ground Chinnaswamy Stadium after a long gap of three years.
In a video posted by RCB on social media, Glenn Maxwell said: “The leg’s okay. It’s going to be a number of months before I’m 100 per cent. Hopefully it’s (leg) good enough to get through the tournament and still do the job,”
He added: “Finally getting back after a couple of years (of playing inside bio-bubbles). It’s pretty exciting and I’m pretty pumped to play in front of our home fans,”
RCB bought the services of Maxwell in the 2021 auction for INR 14.25 crore and later on retained him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
The Virat Kohli-starrer Royal Challengers Bangalore will kickstart their 2023 season on April 2 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
RCB’s squad for IPL 2023:
Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Faf Du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahemad, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, David Willey, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav, Micheal Bracewell