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CricketGlenn Maxwell eyes return to Test cricket for Australia

Srinagar: Fresh from his heroics in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the limited over specialist Glenn Maxwell has set his eyes on return to Test cricket for Australia.

Maxwell has played just seven Tests for his country, with every one of those red-ball contests coming outside Australia and his most recent appearance more than six years ago.

“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 Australian radio station SEN on Tuesday.

“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 back home in Australia preparing himself for another domestic Big Bash League campaign, while many of his World Cup-winning teammates are gearing up for the start of a hectic Test summer that includes a three-match series against World Test Championship pacesetters Pakistan and two contests against the West Indies.

About recent highlights in media related to David Warner, Maxwell said, “I’m not going to throw my name into some headlines about this”.

“But Davey’s been an absolute champion of Australian cricket for a long period of time 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.”

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