Clearing the air regarding his Test status, swashbuckling Australian batsman, Glenn Maxwell said that he is keen on playing the longest format of the game. Maxwell, who hasn’t donned the Australian jersey in Tests since 2017 said that a glut of matches in Asia next year could prompt the selectors to consider him for the Australian squad.
“ I am certainly keen to still play red-ball cricket, still push my case forward to still play Test cricket. I feel like I am still very much in the prime of my career. I am only 32, there is still a fair bit in me,” said Maxwell, who’s currently serving the quarantine period in New Zealand ahead of the 5 match T20I series.
“I am fit, young – feeling still anyway. I feel I still have a lot to give in the red-ball game so I am not done and dusted there.”
Australia will play as many as 8 Tests in Asia, (2 against Pakistan), (2 against Bangladesh), and (4 against India) in 2022, and Maxwell believes that his unorthodox batting style and abilities against spin can help him earn a spot in the Australian squad.
“Next year there are quite a few sub-continent tours. I feel I could certainly add something to that Test squad if I was selected. I will certainly be doing everything in my power to try and get on those tours,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell is one of the integral members of Australia’s white ball squad but hasn’t got much opportunity to play the red ball format for Victoria due to his international and IPL commitment. He last played a first class game in October 2019 after which people started speculating that Maxwell might hang up his boots in Test cricket.