Sri Lanka vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell Banking On Asia Experience For Test Return

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell Banking On Asia Experience For Test Return

Of Australia Glenn Maxwell He says that his Biggie Green has seen better days but he expects to make a Test team for the Sri Lanka series thanks to his experience playing in the subcontinent. Maxwell, who has played just seven Tests in his decade-long career, scored the winning 80 runs in the opening ODIs – although Sri Lanka lost 3-2 in the five-match series.

As a teammate, he was included in the cheeks as an option for next week’s Test series. Travis Head Heals with a slight hamstring strain.

But Melbourne-born Maxwell, a big hitter, Handy off-spinner and a great fielder, said the Australian Test cap he was given on his debut in 2013 was in dire straits.

“I’m glad I didn’t bring it because it’s completely broken, so I’ll have to get a new one for this test tour,” the 33-year-old said.

“I took it out last year and took a look at it, it was getting worse and I thought it wasn’t a good sign,” he added.

“My wife took him out yesterday and said, ‘I don’t think I can bring it.’

Maxwell, who scored a Test century in India five years ago, said his ability to deal with spin goes in his favor on Sri Lanka’s turning pitches and on South Asian tours in general.

“I think I have a lot of experience playing in such conditions and being able to handle good spin bowling in difficult situations,” Maxwell said.

He added that playing in the Indian Premier League – for Royal Challengers Bangalore – also prepared him for extreme spin pitches during the Corona virus epidemic.

“I think training so regularly in the IPL … staying in the bubble during the IPL really helped, because there was no travel, so we had more time for training sessions.”

“The training wickets were very tired, they were spinning big, they were contradictory and it was great practice. It helped me get into this series.”


Both Sri Lankan Tests are in full swing with the opening match starting on Wednesday.

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