Australia's domestic team Victoria's head coach Chris Rogers, who has represented the nation for 25 Tests since 2008, has revealed that Glenn Maxwell doesn't need to play domestic cricket to make a comeback in the Test side. Read more - If you say anything about Virat Kohli, you get hounded by social media: Pat Cummins
Maxwell is an important part of Australia's limited overs side and has done pretty well in those two formats for a long time and with World Cups scheduled for the next three years, Australia will require Maxwell at his fiery best.
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However, Rogers is optismistic that Maxwell might make a comeback in the national Test side and he doesn't need to prove himself in Sheffield Sheild for that. While talking to the reporters, the head coach spoke about Maxwell and his experience in India.
“I’d like to think he’ll be a Victorian cricket player, for sure. As for the Australian side, having conversations with selectors, whether they pick him out of a Shield competition most likely for a series in India of whatever I’m not sure that’s necessarily required, it’ll definitely be horses for courses there," Chris said.
“You’re not facing these conditions in Australia, so you’re probably not learning a whole lot off Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia. Not really getting a gauge on what guys are going to be like under that sort of pressure with the ball spinning square, keeping low, bouncing over your head," he added.
“It’s just a different beast completely, so to be able to pick a Test side based on Sheffield Shield cricket it’s probably a little bit more difficult, I think you’ve got to go in with a lot more specialists, who can adapt to spinning conditions and find a way to score in those conditions as well,” Rogers further said.
Currently, Maxwell will play IPL 2021 with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and he is all pumped up to play another season. He will form an important part of the team's middle-order with AB de Villiers. RCB will play their first match against Mumbai Indian on April 9 at the Chepauk.