Former KXIP all rounder Glenn Maxwell hints at Test retirement, says “Australia have more than enough Test players”

Former KXIP all-rounder Glenn Maxwell hints at Test retirement: Acknowledging that his Test career is as good as over, Australia’s flamboyant all-rounder and former Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) player Glenn Maxwell is focused on white-ball formats, which includes three World Cups in as many years.

In the chances that he has got, Maxwell has not been able to replicate his limited-overs exploits in the traditional format, playing the last of his seven Tests in Bangladesh in 2017.

Though the Australian middle-order struggled in the 1-2 Test series loss to India at home recently, Maxwell doesn’t harbour any hopes.

“I don’t think I stand anywhere near it, to be honest,” the 32-year-old was quoted as saying by Herald Sun newspaper.

“They’ve got their idea of what they want. They’ve got guys in there at the moment 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’s on the bench averaging 40 in Test cricket.

“They’ve got more than enough.”

Maxwell will look to be on top of his game in the back-to-back T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 and the ODI World Cup in 2023.

Maxwell, who made his Test debut in 2013 in India, scored his only hundred in the format against the same opposition in 2017.

His busy limited-overs schedule means he is hardly able to play domestic red-ball cricket.

“It’s one of

those things where sometimes it’s a bit of a double-edged sword,” Maxwell said.

“You’d love to put your name forward for higher honours, but at the risk of losing your spot in the one-day team it’s not worth it.”

IPL 2021 Auction: KXIP release big names; Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell face the exit ahead of mini-auction

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Wednesday announced that they have decided to retain 16 members of their IPL 2020 squad and the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell have been released from the squad.

The likes of KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran and Mohammad Shami will be seen for KXIP this season. While, key performers of last season like Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, and Ravi Bishnoi have also been retained. Australia’s Glenn Maxwell who had a poor IPL 2020 season has been released. Maxwell was bought for INR 10.75 crores ahead of the 2020 season, but he was not able to do justice to his price tag.

KXIP’s retained players: Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordon, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin.

Released players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, K Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh.

KXIP had finished the IPL 2020 season at the sixth spot under the leadership of KL Rahul.
Punjab is yet to win the IPL title and the side has made it to the finals in 2014. But they suffered a loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).