Glenn Maxwell, renowned for his expertise in limited-overs cricket, hasn't given up on his aspiration to return to Test cricket. Eyeing a chance in an away series on the subcontinent towards the end of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship cycle, Maxwell sees this as his prime opportunity to make a mark in red-ball cricket once again.
Although Maxwell has predominantly excelled in shorter formats, playing a pivotal role in Australia's T20 World Cup victory and shining in the recent Cricket World Cup, he believes he can still contribute significantly in Test matches. With his last Test appearance over six years ago, all his red-ball outings have been overseas.
The 35-year-old acknowledges the challenging competition within the current Australian Test squad but remains hopeful for a chance in the subcontinent tour scheduled for early 2025 against Sri Lanka. He sees this as a suitable occasion to prove his worth and contribute effectively to the team.
Currently preparing for the upcoming Big Bash League in Australia, Maxwell aims to continue showcasing his skills and remains committed to making a case for Test selection, especially for subcontinent tours where his style of play might be more beneficial.
As discussions circulate about David Warner's potential retirement from Test cricket after the Pakistan Test series, Maxwell refrains from engaging in speculation, opting instead to offer praise and support for the veteran opener. Despite past discussions around Warner's retirement, Maxwell commends Warner's contribution to Australian cricket and looks forward to seeing him perform in the upcoming Test matches, hoping for a successful summer ahead.
(With Agency Inputs)