Maxwell’s bowling ‘better and better’ – Arthur

Glenn Maxwell has not played a first-class match in more than two months but his work in the nets to master the offspinner’s stock ball has impressed Australia’s selectors as they finalise the Test squad for the upcoming tour of India. The coach Mickey Arthur has suggested a spinning allrounder will be part of the Test squad, to be announced later this week, and Maxwell is a leading candidate after narrowly missing out on a Test debut against Sri Lanka in Sydney earlier this month.

Although he remains far from a frontline bowler, Maxwell could be called on to fill the allrounder’s position in India as Australia adjust to life without Shane Watson’s bowling. The retirement of Michael Hussey has opened up a place in the lower middle order and Arthur said the selectors would keep their options open in India, with spin- and seam-bowling allrounders in the mix along with a specialist batsman, as well as the possibility that Matthew Wade could move up to No.6 to allow room for an extra bowler.Read more
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