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Maxwell opens up after being ignored for the SL series despite the Test call

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Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, is waiting for his eyes on Australia’s upcoming test tour to India. Australia will be playing four test series in India. Maxwell played his last test match five years ago. He was in the squad for Australia vs Sri Lanka but didn’t make it to the playing XI. Though the pitch conditions were in favor of a spinner, Maxwell was included in the second Test at Galle. This left him disappointed.

Maxwell on SL test series

“I was shattered when I got told. I was just genuinely disappointed and I just really wanted to play. But I loved being a part of it, I loved the thought of playing it (Test cricket) again. And had no thoughts in my mind that I was going to be playing Test cricket, or even be involved, and I was sort of at peace”

And also added that,

“Then, as soon as I got told I was going to be involved, new emotions sort of came back from when I was last in a Test squad and the excitement of being back around the group … and I thought, ‘I feel like I’m ready’. And then, unfortunately, they changed the conditions.”

But he backed up the decisions of the selectors and said,

 “If it was the same pitch for both Tests, I probably would have played, but they obviously made a slightly better wicket and the selectors made the right call.”

He had achieved sub-continental specialist reputation though he had played only seven tests for Australia. Counting on his experience in Indian pitch and conditions netizens are optimistic about him in playing XI.

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