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Cricket Australia is currently investigating an incident involving Glenn Maxwell, a prominent all-rounder, being hospitalized due to an incident related to alcohol. Maxwell has been excluded from Australia's ODI squad for their upcoming series against the West Indies, although Cricket Australia has clarified that this decision is unrelated to the incident. According to reports, Maxwell had made an appearance in Adelaide and then allegedly went to a pub where former Australian pace bowler Brett Lee was performing with his band, Six and Out. Subsequently, Maxwell was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but only stayed there briefly and did not spend the night. The exact reason for his hospitalization remains unknown, and Cricket Australia is conducting an investigation into the matter. In a statement, Cricket Australia expressed awareness of the incident and stated that they are seeking further information. They also mentioned that Maxwell is expected to make a comeback for the three-match T20I series against the West Indies, which will follow the ODI series next month.
Maxwell's inclusion in the ODI squad has been decided based on his individual management plan, following his participation in the BBL. However, he is expected to make a comeback for the T20 series. The decision has been made without any further comment at this time.
Last year, during the ODI World Cup in India, Maxwell suffered a concussion after falling off a golf cart. Despite this setback, he returned and played a crucial role in Australia's journey to victory. One of his most memorable moments was his remarkable innings against Afghanistan, which is now hailed as the greatest ODI innings of all time. At a difficult point in the match, with Australia struggling at 49/4 in nine overs and then 91/7, Maxwell displayed extraordinary power-hitting skills. He scored an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls and shared a 202-run partnership for the eighth wicket with captain Pat Cummins. Despite battling severe cramps, Maxwell continued to hit sixes and fours without moving his feet and avoided running altogether. His exceptional performance led Australia to a thrilling three-wicket triumph.