Maxwell hopeful of berth for India series next year after ‘shattering’ Sri Lanka Test

Despite emerging as Australia’s leading run-getter in the ODI series in Sri Lanka, he largely missed a Test berth as Travis Head was declared fit before the first game and Galle ground staff in the second match. A good batting pitch was prepared. ,

But Maxwell, who said he had missed a Test recall in Sri Lanka, is confident that he will be seriously on course for the four-Test series in India in 2023. The charismatic all-rounder hasn’t played a Test since then. 2017, but with the appointment of Andrew McDonald as head coach, he is back in the red-ball frame for the first time in five years.

“When I was told (about the net being selected for the Test vs Sri Lanka), I was blown away,” Maxwell told ESPNcricinfo while playing in the Hundred in England.

“It wasn’t that I thought he had made the wrong call, I was really disappointed. I loved being a part of it (Test), and I liked the idea of ​​playing again. Even some K Over the years, I felt I was ready again. I loved working with coaches and coming up with new strategies to tackle tough spin bowling.

I am glad that Headey (Travis Head) has passed his fitness test because I would have hated to attend one of your players with an injury. Unfortunately, they changed circumstances. Had the conditions for both the Tests been the same, I might have played. But he took a slightly better wicket and the selectors took the right decision.”

“I tried not to get too excited or raise my hopes too much because I know, have been in that position many times and been on the wrong side of it, the ups and downs of selection and 50-50 calls . . . But yeah, I let myself get a little too excited.”

Maxwell revealed that he was focusing on training sessions targeted at spinning wickets at the Victoria Junction Oval to help him prepare for the grueling India Test series next year.

“I had my pre-season at Junction Oval last year where we used the same pitches, maybe four or five net sessions in a row and by the fifth net session they were basically India. And it was awesome. They were the best. I had net sessions.”

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