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Sri Lanka vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell prone to finish Test hiatus after 5 years

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Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell, whose final Test got here 5 years in the past, could face Sri Lanka in Galle for the primary Test after being added to the squad. Glenn Maxwell has been referred to as as much as the Australian Test squad as a alternative 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 enjoying eleven for the match beginning on subsequent Wednesday, it is going to be the 33-year-old’s first first-class match since 2019.

Glenn Maxwell final performed a Test in 2017 however may now be lining up in opposition to Sri Lanka in Galle subsequent week #SLvAUS

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 23, 2022

Interestingly, all of Maxwell’s seven Tests sport has come on the sub-continent. His highest rating of 104 got here in opposition to India in Ranchi.

“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,” stated Bailey.

Earlier, the 33-year-old all-rounder has questioned the selectors after lacking out for the Sri Lanka sequence.

“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 (selectors),” Maxwell instructed cricket.com.au earlier this month. But I believe the way in which they’ve proven religion of their present squad is good, he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“It’s nice that the door’s not closed but I also thought it was nice that they showed faith in that squad.”

Squads

Sri Lanka Test squad (provisional): Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohamed Shiraz, Shiran Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshitha Rasanjana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suminda Lakshan

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

June 29 – July 3: First Test, Galle

July 8-12: Second Test, Galle