Daily Mail UK – As someone who knows more than most about being overlooked for Australian Test selection, Brad Hodge has gone in to bat for Test discard Glenn Maxwell.

Summary

  • As someone who knows more than most about being overlooked for Australian Test selection, Brad Hodge has gone in to bat for Test discard Glenn Maxwell.
  • Hodge, who retired from all forms of international cricket last season after a decorated 25-year career which included just six Tests, said Australian selectors hadn’t given the Victorian all-rounder enough chances to prove his worth at the top level.
  • Maxwell, who scored 707 runs at 50.50 at Sheffield Shield level last season, was controversially left out of the 15-man Australian squad to face Pakistan in two Tests in the United Arab Emirates next month.
  • Hodge, who recently wrapped up a stint coaching T20 side St Lucia in the Caribbean Premier League, insisted Maxwell had all the personal and professional traits to be a Test regular.
  • Maxwell – Seven Tests, 339 runs, 26.07 average, one century, 4-127 best bowling


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