"I’ve Just Got To Be Realistic" - Glenn Maxwell To Miss Upcoming Test Series Against Pakistan

Updated - 01 Dec 2023, 12:19 PM

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (image Credits: Twitter)

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell opened up about his future in Test cricket, expressing his desire for a potential return to the red-ball side. However, Maxwell acknowledged that he needs to be realistic about his chances of playing Test cricket amid a busy schedule.

Glenn Maxwell played seven Test matches, all occurring away from home. Maxwell made his debut during the 2013 Border-Gavaskar series, but his performances have not matched his success in limited-overs cricket. His last Test appearance was against Bangladesh in 2017.

I Haven’t Given Up – Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell shed light on the complexities of managing both white-ball and red-ball cricket commitments, highlighting the scheduling dynamics that have led to his absence from Shield cricket over the last decade of his career.

“I haven’t given up, I think I’ve just got to be realistic about the timings of the way I’ve been playing my white-ball cricket,” said Maxwell, as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“You play a World Cup and then you don’t play any Shield cricket, you play at the back end of summer in white ball and don’t play any Shield cricket, so it’s just the way it’s gone over the last 10 years of my career really,” he added.

Maxwell missed the chance to return to the Test squad during the 2023 BGT series in India as he was recovering from a serious leg fracture sustained after the 2022 T20 World Cup. In Tests, he holds a batting average of 26.07 and has taken eight wickets at 42.62.

Two Runs In The Final Were Pretty Cool – Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell emphasized the unparalleled feeling of hitting the winning runs in the final, securing Australia’s record-extending sixth World Cup title against India. He expressed that nothing would surpass the experience of those crucial runs in the summit clash.

“The two runs in the final were pretty cool. I don’t think anything’s going to top that. Even though there were moments during the tournament individually, I think that final … nothing’s going to top that,” Maxwell further added.

In the 2023 ODI World Cup, the swashbuckling Australian batter had a remarkable campaign, achieving the fastest hundred in the tournament’s history and a historic double hundred against Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium.

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