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ICC World Cup 2019: Aussie batsman cleared of fitness to face South Africa

By Parul Raina

Glenn Maxwell recovers from nasty blow on arm

Glenn Maxwell has recovered after Australia’s dread net session and will be facing Team South Africa in the World Cup 2019 just two days after surviving a serious injury in his right arm.

Maxwell is racing to recover from an arm injury picked up in training.Image: AP

Maxwell takes to the nets in bid to face Proteas

The 30-year-old Maxwell was seen in the final training where he was put through a careful session of short balls by the coach Langer seemingly unhurt at Old Trafford, ahead of Saturday’s clash, he was batting for an hour without any sign of pain or discomfort.

Finch confident of Maxwell fitness for South Africa clash

“He said he’s been able to hold the bat no problem,” captain Aaron Finch said before training.

Aaron Finch at the pre-match press conference (Reuters)

“At the end of the day, I think we will leave that call up to him, if he feels confident enough to get out there and do the job.

“The one that he got just didn’t bounce quite as much as he expected, it hit him on the arm. No fault of anyone really.”

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Parul Raina