Maxwell, who is the captain of Melbourne Stars in the BBL, became the 13th player from the franchise to test positive for the virus.
Sri Lanka, who had won the title in 2014, topped group A with three successive wins before outwitting Bangladesh by five wickets in their first Super 12 match.
Had it not been for Kagiso Rabada's 19, which included a one-handed six off Starc in the final over, South Africa would have got less.
South Africa enter the clash having won both their warm-up games against Pakistan and Afghanistan.
'Every day was a learning experience': Glenn Maxwell credits IPL teammates Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers for success
Maxwell said he was feeling "10-feet tall" simply by spending time, playing and training alongside Kohli and de Villiers.
Warner scored 0 and 2 in the two games he played for Sunrisers in the UAE which was followed by a first-ball duck for Australia in the warm-up match against New Zealand on Monday, Oct 18.
A fuming Glenn Maxwell slammed the online trolls, calling them "garbage" and "absolutely disgusting", even as Dan Christian requested that his partner be kept out of it.
Asked what was the talk before the final over, Bharat spoke how Maxwell boosted his confidence...
Maxwell smashed three fours and two sixes in his quickfire 25-ball 40 to keep RCB in the hunt but he was run-out due to a poor call by opener Devdutt Padikkal in the 15th over.
He had a thing or two to prove in the 2021 campaign, and has delivered in style, scoring 407 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore so far.
Glenn Maxwell has revealed that Virat Kohli-led RCB always wanted him to do the same role he has for his country while batting.
Chasing 150, Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat scored 50 and 44 respectively as RCB defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets with 17 balls to spare.
With knocks of 32 and 44 against MI and Rajasthan Royals, Bharat has sorted RCB's problems with their one-drop batter in the current edition.
Star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell blazed away to an unbeaten 50 off just 30 balls, while Srikar Bharat played sensibly for his 44 off 35 deliveries.
Harshal removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar off successive deliveries to defend a target of 165 without breaking much sweat.