Australia Call Up Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell has been added to Australia T20 squad
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Australia have added all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to their squad ahead of the second and third Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa.

Maxwell returned to Australia from the United Arab Emirates, where Australia were playing Pakistan, yesterday.

He will now join up with the team ahead of Friday's second match in Melbourne.

With several players still involved in the Pakistan series, Australia named an inexperienced squad for the Twenty20 series, handing debuts to Ben Dunk and Nathan Reardon.

South Africa won the opening match in Adelaide by seven wickets and Maxwell adds experience and firepower to Australia's line-up.

He has played 22 Twenty20 Internationals for Australia, hitting 320 runs and taking 14 wickets with his off-spin.

Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Patrick Cummins, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk (wicket-keeper), James Faulkner, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Reardon, Kane Richardson, Shane Watson, David Warner

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