Glenn Maxwell returns to Australia’s Test squad after 5 years!

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jun 23, 2022 8:34 PM IST

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Glenn Maxwell has been added to Australia’s Test squad in the opening match against Sri Lanka in Galle after Travis Head got an extensive physical issue list together with a hamstring strain which has kept him out of the last ODI.

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It implies the possibility of Maxwell playing his first Test since 2017, against Bangladesh in Chattogram, and his first-class match since 2019 in the event that he is incorporated for the game next Wednesday. Each of the seven of his Tests have come on the subcontinent with a top score of 104 against India in Ranchi.

Before the tour, national George Bailey kept the door open for Maxwell’s return.

He has been in great touch during the ODIs with a game dominating unbeaten 80 in the initial game followed by 30 and 33. Prior to the trip, Maxwell said he comprehended the reason why he was not a part of the Test crew but rather had not allowed up any desire for getting another opportunity. Head supported his physical issue late in the fourth match and has only six days to recuperate before the primary Test in Galle. 

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GPS information showed that Head had run 26km in the field across the third and fourth matches of the series. The strain is supposed to be on the minor side, yet on the off chance that he isn’t accessible for the initial game next Wednesday, it would expect Australia to rejig their centre request.

Maxwell has been called up in front of any of the Australia A players who have been partaking in the four-day matches against Sri Lanka which incorporates Marcus Harris, Matt Renshaw and Nic Maddinson.

Notwithstanding, three spinners from the A crew – Jon Holland, Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy – will stay in Sri Lanka with the Test crew to help with arrangements and to supplement their turn of events. Kuhnemann has proactively been important for the ODI crew following Ashton Agar’s side physical issue and assuming Australia choose three spinners during the Tests there could be further opportunity for advancement.