Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is optimistic about his chances in his country’s Ashes XI despite his current dip in form. Maxwell has been out of form ever since the India series having scored just 58 in the ODI series. He also flopped in T-20 scoring only 17 when Australia needed him to stand up. These low scores have once again thrown Maxwell’s selection into question but the player seems rather confident.
Speaking to the media, the explosive hitter said, “There’s still a long way to go before the series start. It’s true that I’ve been short of runs in the recent series but for me, there’s still optimism to be seen”.
With three shield games around the corner, the Australian board has made it clear that players performing in these matches will be in the XI. Maxwell added, “I’m now looking towards the shield games. Hopefully I can score the runs and cement my position”.
Maxwell faces stiff competition from Hilton Cartwright, NicMaddinson& Marcus Stoinis for the no. 6 spot. While asked about them, he sadi, “I am not paying attention to them. I’m just trying to concentrate on improving my own game”. Maxwell also pondered on the inconsistency of the Aussie batsmen against India saying, “I think all of us need to stand up. None of us made runs consistently and that’s something we need to change against England”.