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The Hundred 2021 – Glenn Maxwell joins Hundred withdrawals as London Spirit sign Josh Inglis

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Head coach Warne confirms replacement as player unavailability dogs new competition

Glenn Maxwell has become the latest overseas player to pull out of the inaugural season of the men’s Hundred following the withdrawals of David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada.

Maxwell was due to play for London Spirit on a £100,000 contract but has withdrawn from the tournament, having already pulled out of Australia’s upcoming white-ball tours to the Caribbean and Bangladesh. The ECB are yet to confirm his withdrawal but Shane Warne, the team’s head coach, has done so.

The Spirit, who will play their home games at Lord’s, have recruited Josh Inglis, the Perth Scorchers and Western Australia wicketkeeper-batter, as a replacement player.

“Unfortunately Glenn Maxwell has pulled out of the Hundred,” Warne said on a Fox Cricket podcast. “We were really excited to get him in the draft. We know he’s a match-winner and we were excited to have him.

“Unfortunately he’s pulled out of that and we’ve now replaced him with Josh Inglis from Western Australia, so we are lucky to have him.”

Inglis is available after he was surprisingly overlooked for Australia’s limited-overs tours, despite an impressive few seasons in both the Big Bash and the Marsh Cup.

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