Glenn Maxwell hopes to return for WTC series; Eyes on subcontinent tour

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Glenn Maxwell (Image: CA)

After his success in the World Cup campaign in India, the batter Glenn Maxwell is eyeing the World Test Championship.

Maxwell hopes to return for WTC series

The batting allrounder Glenn Maxwell hopes to return to test cricket and is looking forward to the series in the sub-continent at the end of the World Test Championship.

Maxwell is a specialist in the limited-overs format but has featured only seven test matches for Australia. All those matches were played in the home-away series and his last appearance in the long format was over six years ago.

He was successful during the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2021 and helped the side claim the title in Dubai. He also starred again during the World Cup 2023 where he helped the side during crucial times.

With well being suited in the limited overs format, the 35-year-old wants to make an impact in the test format and wants to put his name forward ahead of Australia’s final series of the current World Test Championship cycle.

Australia will be playing against Sri Lanka at the beginning of 2025 to play in the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy which would the crucial for the Aussies to run into the World Test Championship final later that year and Maxwell wants him to be involved.

“I’m quite understanding the circumstances of the current side. They’re playing some really good cricket, they’re World Test champions,” Maxwell said on media.

“There’s not a lot of spots up for grabs as far as Tests at home, but I know that when it does come to a sub-continent tour I can be a real viable option to hopefully fill a role in that side.

“I don’t think there’s another sub-continent tour until early 2025. So, I’ll keep trying to plug away and hopefully get an opportunity at that stage.”

Maxwell Is currently in Australia preparing for the domestic Big Bash League campaign, while his companions are preparing for the three-match Test series against Pakistan and two test series against West Indies.

There is a talk about the retirement in the David Warner after the home test against Pakistan in Sydney. He was successful in Australia’s last WTC finals earlier this year.

When asked about Maxwell doesn’t want to speak about the player’s retirement. “I’m not going to throw my name into some headlines about this,” Maxwell said.

“But Davey’s been an absolute champion of Australian cricket for a long period and the selectors were pretty clear on what they thought of it (selecting him).

“I’m looking forward to seeing Davey in that first Test and him making a lot of runs this summer.”

Australia will be playing in a three-match test against Pakistan starting on December 14, at Optus Stadium.