MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09: Glenn Maxwell of the Stars bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Adelaide Strikers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 9, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will miss the Twenty20 series opener against India due to a lingering hamstring injury.

Maxwell flew home to Melbourne on Sunday as the rest of the T20 squad arrived in Adelaide for Tuesday's opening game of the three-match series.

Maxwell's absence opens a gap in the Australian batting order, with emerging South Australian Travis Head favoured to make his international debut in front of his home crowd.

Batting coach Michael Di Venuto will take over as head coach for the T20 series from Darren Lehmann, who is in Sydney hospital suffering deep vein thrombosis.

Di Venuto said the entire 17-man roster would feature in the Indian series as selectors mull over their squad for the T20 World Cup starting in March.