The availability of the all-rounder for Victoria next season will depend on the schedule and potential quarantine.
Victoria coach Chris Rogers is not convinced Glenn Maxwell needs to play Sheffield Shield cricket to be called up to the Australia tryout squad, although he welcomes him back again.
Due to the IPL and international commitments, Maxwell has not made any appearances for Victoria this season, but recently declared his desire to reignite a stuck test career on seven caps with a particular eye on the unfolding of the sub’s tours. -Australian continent in 2022. with series planned against India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
His availability for a small Sheffield Shield window next season will depend on quarantine requirements after the T20 World Cup and any potential deviations after BBL.
“I would like to think he will be a Victorian cricketer for sure,” Rogers told reporters after the last game of the season against South Australia. “As for the Australian side, having conversations with the selectors, if they pick it in a Shield competition most likely for a series in India, I’m not sure that is necessarily necessary, it will definitely be horses for the courses there. -low.
“If they need to see him play Sheffield Shield for Victoria I’m not 100% sure, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t look at the opportunity.”
There had been an outside chance that Maxwell would sneak into a state match after touring New Zealand before leaving for the IPL, but border restrictions in Queensland and Western Australia prevented him from doing so.
Maxwell’s Seven Tests came to Asia; four against India, two against Bangladesh and one against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with his century in Ranchi during the 2017 tour.
Speaking in February, Maxwell had touched on the fact that conditions in the Shield would likely bear little resemblance to what the team would face on tour.
“You don’t face these conditions in Australia so you probably don’t learn a lot of cricket from Sheffield Shield in Australia,” he said. “I don’t really have a clue what guys are going to be like under that kind of pressure with the ball spinning square, staying low, bouncing over your head.
“It’s just a completely different beast so in order to be able to choose a Sheffield Shield cricket based test team it’s probably a little more difficult, I think you have to come in with a lot more specialists, who can s ‘adapt to spinning conditions and find a way to score under those conditions as well. “
There were three top five wicket shooters in Sheffield’s shield this season – Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson and Jon Holland – although most surfaces don’t offer a large amount of turns.