The Australian limited-overs specialist Glenn Maxwell has accepted that his test career is effectively over and he doesn’t want to tinker with his form in the white-ball format trying to get into the red-ball format. Glenn Maxwell is one of the best strikers of the ball and can change a match on its head in any given situation. He is a proven match-winner and his heroics in last Australia’s ODI match against England is just a testimony of the talent he possesses.
Maxwell has never looked like succeeding in the test format but he has scored a century in his seven tests overall. He has scored 339 runs in test cricket with an average of 26.1. The 32-year-old is now an important member of the white ball set up in Australia and he doesn’t want to risk it for a spot in test XI which looks highly unlikely now.
Maxwell’s name will pop up while discussing the team for the next tour as the middle order has been exposed during the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Weakening Australian Middle Order
Australia during the series against India failed in their middle order areas and talks have been raised that the squad is about to welcome new batsmen into the middle order as it looks the most deficient.
When Maxwell was asked about how he could fit into that middle order, he told that had no illusions about where he stood. He also mentioned Travis Head who is averaging more than 40 in the format and he was sitting on the bench during the series against India.
“I don’t think I stand anywhere near it, to be honest,” Maxwell told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper.“They’ve got their idea of what they want. They’ve got guys in there at the moment who are very, very good first-class players.”Cameron Green we can see is going to be an absolute superstar, Puck (Will Pucovski), Travis Head’s on the bench averaging 40 in test cricket. “They’ve got more than enough,” added Maxwell.
Back To Back Worldcup Approaching For Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell who made his test debut in 2013 missed most of the domestic season owing to the busy limited-overs schedule and hence he could not make a case for himself to be picked up for the test squad. He wants to make the most out of the three world cups that are scheduled from 2021 to 2023. Two T20 world cups are scheduled in 2021, 2022 consecutively while 2023 has the most important 50 over WorldCup.
“It’s one of those things where sometimes it’s a bit of a double-edged sword,” Maxwell said.“You’d love to put your name forward for higher honors, but at the risk of losing your spot in the one-day team it’s not worth it,” he added.
Maxwell will be one of the first names in the squads for any white ball series and his off-spin can be handy at times too.