Australia’s Glenn Maxwell is currently riding high on a wave of success in limited-overs cricket. The star all-rounder has not only cemented his place as one of the most explosive hitters in the game but has also reignited discussions about his potential return to Test cricket.
Table of Contents
- Glenn Maxwell’s ODI World Cup 2023 heroics
- T20I brilliance against India
- Ricky Ponting’s endorsement and Test cricket aspirations
- Maxwell shares a major update about Test comeback
Glenn Maxwell’s ODI World Cup 2023 heroics
Maxwell’s recent exploits in the limited-overs arena have been nothing short of sensational. The ODI World Cup 2023 witnessed Maxwell’s blazing form as he amassed an impressive 400 runs, including two centuries and a jaw-dropping double ton against Afghanistan. His heroics played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumphant campaign, showcasing his ability to dominate on the grandest stage.
T20I brilliance against India
Not content with just ODI glory, Maxwell carried his red-hot form into the T20I series, where he left an indelible mark with a scintillating century against India in the third match of the ongoing five-match series. The cricketing fraternity erupted in praise for Maxwell’s power-hitting prowess, with fans and experts alike eagerly awaiting his comeback in Test cricket. Notably, Maxwell last represented played a Test match for Australia in 2017.
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Ricky Ponting’s endorsement and Test cricket aspirations
The desire to see Maxwell don the baggy green has been echoing in the cricketing corridors, and even legendary Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting expressed his anticipation of witnessing Maxwell in Test whites. Ponting, known for his astute cricketing acumen, acknowledged Maxwell’s potential contribution in the longest format.
“I could see him (Maxwell) getting back into a Test lineup because of the all-round game that he brings in those conditions,” remarked Ponting during an interaction with cricket.com.au.
Despite Maxwell’s limited exposure to Test cricket with just seven appearances, his determination to make a comeback in the traditional format remains unwavering. In a recent statement, Maxwell spoke candidly about his aspirations, emphasizing the need for realistic expectations while expressing hope for a Test cricket return.
“I haven’t given up; I think I’ve just got to be realistic about the timings of the way I’ve been playing my white-ball cricket,” Maxwell affirmed in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.
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