mxwelDashing batsman Glenn Maxwell is the latest Australian cricketer to end his IPL campaign prematurely as a side strain has ruled him out of Kings XI Punjab‘s remaining two matches in the cash-rich league.

With franchise already out of contention, Maxwell has returned home in order to get some rest and also get fit in time for their tri-series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean islands.

Maxwell thus joins his captain Steve Smith, Marsh brothers Shaun and Mitch, pacer John Hastings to the list of cricketers, who have been IPL casualties during this edition.

Maxwell had scored two half-centuries this season, with a highest score of 68, but averaged less than 20 in his 11 matches. He scored 179 runs at 19.88 but had a strike rate of 144.35.

Kings XI have won only four of their 12 matches and are out of play-off contention.