Glenn Maxwell may have been omitted from the Australia squad to face Pakistan in the upcoming Test series, but he believes he’s “still got some really good cricket years ahead”.
Australia named a 15-man squad on Tuesday, 11 September, for the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates, including five uncapped players.
“I had a few offers to play county cricket in England and they were initially knocked back with an opportunity to go and play in India in the A series. To get told not to play in the A series and have a rest, and I was understanding of that and their reasoning behind that … I was hoping that was a positive note to go to Dubai (to play Pakistan). But obviously that wasn’t the case.”
Despite all that, Maxwell remained positive on his chances of playing, and impressing, in Tests in future. “I feel like I’ve still got some really good cricket years ahead of me,” he said. “If I continue to play the way I have been in the last 12 months, the selections will eventually go my way. I feel like I’m getting better and better. Hopefully this is another year where I can prove people wrong and put a lot of runs on the board.”