Glenn Maxwell has stood down from cricket to deal with mental health issues, it was revealed today.
Cricket Australia this afternoon said they supported his decision and team psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd added: “Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health.
"As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game. Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff.”
National twams general manager Ben Oliver said: “The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support.
“Cricket Australia will work collaboratively with Cricket Victoria’s support staff to ensure Glenn’s well-being and his reintegration into the game.
“We ask that everyone gives Glenn and his family and friends space; and respects their privacy at this time.
“He’s a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family. We hope to see him back in the team during the summer.
“It’s important we look after Glenn and all our players.”
Darcy Short has been chosen as a replacement player and will join the Australia squad on Friday.