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Glenn Maxwell added to Australian Test squad forward of first match in opposition to Sri Lanka

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Glenn Maxwell has been known as as much as the Australian Test squad as a substitute for Travis Head.

Glenn Maxwell (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTSMaxwell’s final Test match was again in 2017The all-rounder was in good kind through the ODI sequenceMaxwell was picked forward of the Australia A batters

Glenn Maxwell has been added to the Australian Test squad forward of the primary match in opposition to Sri Lanka in Galle. The all-rounder was known as as a substitute for Travis Head, who sustained a hamstring pressure through the ODI sequence in opposition to the island nation.

Maxwell’s final Test match was again in 2017 in opposition to Bangladesh in Chattogram. If he does get picked for the taking part in eleven for the match beginning on subsequent Wednesday, will probably be the 33-year-old’s first first-class match since 2019.

All of Maxwell’s seven matches within the longest format of the sport has occurred within the sub-continent. His highest rating of 104 got here in opposition to India in Ranchi.

The all-rounder has been in good knick through the ODI sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka. Before the beginning of the tour, nationwide selector George Bailey was open to the potential of seeing Maxwell again within the Test squad.

“We know Glenn has had some red-ball success in these types of conditions and we’re looking forward to him getting back and playing a good block of cricket through the T20s and one-day cricket. If he shoots the lights out or anyone else does particularly well, there’s always going to be opportunities,” mentioned Bailey.

Earlier on within the tour, Maxwell instructed cricket.com.au that he understood why he was not a part of the Test squad. However, the all-rounder insisted that he hadn’t given up on the concept of representing Australia within the longer format.

“A guy that hasn’t played any first-class cricket would be a random pick. I know it’s specific to my skillset and the way I play slow bowling, especially in these conditions, that might have been something to sway them.”

“But I think the way they’ve shown faith in their current squad is brilliant. It’s nice that the door’s not closed but I also thought it was nice that they showed faith in that squad,” mentioned Maxwell.

The all-rounder has been known as as much as the squad forward of the Australia A batters who’ve been participating in four-day matches in opposition to Sri Lanka.