MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has admitted his stop-start testing career is indeed over and instead prepares for a white-ball-laden future that will include three World Cups in three years.
The explosive all-rounder failed to replicate his limited-passing exploits in the longest format and played the last of his seven tests in Bangladesh at the end of 2017.
Australia’s 2-1 series loss to India revealed holes in their fragile middle order, but Maxwell was under no illusions about his position.
“To be honest, I don’t think I’ll come close,” the 32-year-old told Australian newspaper Herald Sun.
“They have their idea of what they want. They’ve got guys in there right now who are very, very good first-class players.”
“Cameron Green, we can see, is going to be an absolute superstar, Puck (Will Pucovski), Travis Head is on the bench with a 40-year test average in cricket.” They have more than enough. “
Maxwell made his test debut in 2013 in India and scored his only 100 in that format against the same oppositions four years later.
He missed much of the national red ball season due to his busy schedule, weakening his case for a test recall.
“It’s one of those things where sometimes it’s a bit of a double-edged sword,” he said.
“You would love to put your name forward for higher honors, but at the risk of losing your spot on the squad for a day, it’s not worth it.”
Maxwell hopes to prove his limited worth at the back-to-back Twenty20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 and the ODI World Cup in 2023.