Sri Lanka vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell returns to Test team after 5 years

Author: Yuvi June 23, 2022 Sri Lanka vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell returns to Test team after 5 years

Glenn Maxwell could make a surprise return to Test cricket next week when injury-stricken Australians added the white-ball star to their squad to face Sri Lanka. According to, Galle on Wednesday Maxwell is set to wear the baggy green for the first time in five years. Head, who was named the men’s Ashes player earlier this year, suffered a hamstring injury in the one-day series earlier this week, while Agar is suffering from a side strain and won the second Test (in Galle). also) has been identified as the earliest possible return. Date.

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Along with Maxwell, Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis are other options to take Head’s No. 5 berth if the left-hander does not regain fitness in time. John Holland, Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy will meanwhile remain in Sri Lanka “to aid in Test match preparations and develop their experience in subcontinental conditions”, although none of that spin-bowling trio is yet in the squad. has been added. All three played for Australia A on their concurrent tour, while Kühnemann has been promoted to the ODI squad for the last three matches of the Aussies as Agar’s replacement.

Maxwell’s return is a display of confidence in his ability against spin bowling, as he hasn’t played a first-class game in two years and eight months amid his crucial limited-overs commitments. The 33-year-old player has had all four Tests on the subcontinent.

Sri Lanka Test Squad (Provisional): Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Pathum Nisanka, Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Shiraz, Shiran Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshya Rasanjana, Praveen Jayavikrama, Lasith Embuldeniya and Suminda Lakshan.

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson and David Warner.

Author: Yuvi

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23 June, 2022, 8:55 pm

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