[caption id="attachment_611468" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Glenn-Maxwell-of-Australia-bats74.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-611468" alt="Glenn MAxwell had managed a one-ball duck against Sri Lanka in the warm-up game Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Glenn-Maxwell-of-Australia-bats74.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Glenn MAxwell had managed a one-ball duck against Sri Lanka in the warm-up game Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/glenn-maxwell" target="_blank">Glenn Maxwell</a> has been ruled out of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> s second warm-up game against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan </a>which is to be held in Birmingham. Maxwell bruised his kneecap in Australia s first warm-up game against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> which was played on May 26 at the Oval. Australia did manage to win the game by 2 wickets but Maxwell was dismissed on the first ball without opening his account. So as a precautionary measure, Maxwell will be left on the sideline as Australia gear up for their first game against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> on June 2 at Edgbaston. The magnitude of the injury is not serious which ensures of the player getting back in the starting XI for their game against the Kiwis. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-champions-trophy-warm-up-matches-2017-200642/live-scores/australia-vs-pakistan-match-4-183693-summary.html" target="_blank"><strong>Full Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs Australia, 4th warm-up game, ICC Champions Trophy 2017</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>Since the recently held Test series against India, Maxwell basked inform hitting his maiden Test century at Ranchi. Since then the all-rounder from Victoria played consistent cricket in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) 2017 which followed up immediately after the Test series. Maxwell captained his side Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to No. 5 position not being able to qualify for the playoffs. <p></p> <p></p>But the 28-year old played was amongst consistent run-scorers in the tournament managing to score 310 runs at an impressive strike-rate of 173 with the bat while taking 7 wickets at an telling average of 6.57. <p></p> <p></p>Riding on these consistent performances in the recent past, Maxwell has become a lynchpin in the strong Australian side for the Champions Trophy. <p></p> <p></p>Australia have been placed in Group A of the Champions Trophy and will be playing their series opener against their neighbours on June 2 which will be followed by their game against Bangladesh on June 5 to play their last game of the group game against host and arch-rival England at Edgbaston on June 10.