Big Bash League 2023 Melbourne Stars Captain Glenn Maxwell Melbourne Stars Captain Glenn Maxwell has recovered from a torn forearm muscle to be fit for tomorrow’s Border Bash against the Sydney Thunder. Maxwell is one of two additions to the squad, along with batter Joe Burns.
Big Bash League 2023 Glenn Maxwell
The Melbourne Stars have received a huge boost on the eve of their BBL match in Albury with captain Glenn Maxwell passed fit to play against the Sydney Thunder.
Helped by an unusually drawn-out fixture to begin the tournament, Maxwell has only one missed one game despite injuring a muscle in his forearm in the opening match against Brisbane Heat two weeks ago.
The star all-rounder returns as his side looks to register its first win of the season in the ‘Border Bash’ at Albury’s Lavington Sports Ground in the first match of Saturday’s double-header.
The Stars have won the flip and will bat first, with the match scheduled to get underway at 3.30pm AEDT.
“But I’m a terrible umpire and I’m a terrible pitch analyst, so I wouldn’t go to the bank on my views.”
The powerfully built West Australian leads the Stars’ run-scoring with 57 off 34 balls over his two innings, but said he wouldn’t be satisfied unless he was contributing to team success.
“I’m obviously happy with my own form, but when you’re walking off and you’ve beaten pretty badly in two games, it doesn’t sit too well,” Cartwright said.
Fellow former Test cricketer Joe Burns also returns to the Stars’ squad in Albury after he was ruled out of the Scorchers loss due to illness.
Upcoming Matches Saturday, 23rd December Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Lavington Sports Ground, Albury, 3:30pm AEDT Live on Fox Cricket, Kayo and SEN Radio