Former Australia cricketer, Brad Hodge thinks that the omission of Glenn Maxwell from Australia side is thoroughly disappointing as he bats, bowls and has been acrobatic on the field. Hodge maintained Maxwell is a good team man. Australia will play with Pakistan for the upcoming tour in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
However, Maxwell name has not been included and will not play in the Test. However, Hodge also added it is a disappointment for a player like Maxwell to be out of the side.
Hodge also said that Maxwell had not been given an extended run or a great opportunity.
”It is disappointing … for Maxwell to be out of the side. Unfortunately for Maxi, he probably hasn’t been given an extended run or a great opportunity.” Hodge said in an interview with Macquarie Sports Radio.
Moreover, Hodge also said that Maxwell is a cricketer that a team will look for in their side.
However, Maxwell off-breaks could have come handy on the typically dry UAE pitches.
”He’s a cricketer you want in your side. He bats, bowls and fields and he’s a good team man.” Hodge added.
Furthermore, Hodge himself had received some harsh treatment at the hands of Cricket Australia CA) selectors. He only managed to play six Tests despite scoring 503 runs at 56.
For Australia, Glenn Maxwell played 84 One-day Internationals for his nation. He scored 2,181 runs averaging 32.55. He has a backing of a prominent figure like Brad Hodge.
Maxwell also has a wonderful strike rate of 121.30, and his highest individual score was 102 runs. He is a perfect batting all-rounder who will be keen to play and perform his show in every format.