Glenn Maxwell eyeing Test recall after Ashes axe

Glenn Maxwell has played seven Tests for Australia.

Glenn Maxwell is the highest scorer in Sheffield Shield with 590 runs | AFP

Overlooked Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has not given up the hopes of getting Test recall, insisting he has unfinished business with the Baggy Green.

Victorian batsman Maxwell, who is regarded as one of the best Twenty20 players in the world, have been faced more scrutiny than most despite having a great technique, mentality, and personality.

This season, Maxwell is the highest scorer in Sheffield Shield with 590 runs at 73.75, including a mind-blowing 278 against New South Wales — is the best in Australia, which proved that he is a complete Test material in all departments but he has been constantly ignored by the national selectors.

The selectors had two opportunities to recall Maxwell this summer and they looked for a Mitchell Marsh on both two occasions. Then, Maxwell was overlooked for ongoing Ashes at home despite his stellar Sheffield Shield form, but the 29-year-old dynamic batsman still hoping to don whites once again.

Maxwell, who has played seven Tests and scored 339 runs at an average of 26.07 – with his 104 highest scores against India, remains confident he will get Test recall.

Speaking to ABC's Grandstand, Maxwell said, “I think I've got a lot of unfinished business with the Baggy Green. I think I've made some big improvements this year with my technique and the way I've batted. We've had a long run of Shield cricket where I could actually concentrate on what I need to do.”

Maxwell concluded by saying, “It's been nice to be able to concentrate on trying to get better, I was able to go away and change some things technically and mentally to get ready for the Shield season. I'd like to think I am [a red-ball player], I've been pretty public in the way I've talked about how I think I'm a red-ball cricketer who has been given chances with the white ball. I still think there's a long way to go, I don't think I've quite done that yet.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 29 Dec, 2017

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