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Maxwell further humiliated after Victoria drops him for Sheffield Shield

Maxwell further humiliated after Victoria drops him for Sheffield Shield
Glenn Maxwell will be desperate to return back to Australia squad.
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Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's chances of making a comeback has further diminished after Victoria decided to drop him for the Sheffield Shield game against Tasmania.

It means Maxwell, who last played for Australia in the longer format in December 2014 will have to wait for his chances to convince the selectors about his ability to play with the red ball.

Recently, Maxwell was also excluded from Australia's One-Day International series against South Africa and Sri Lanka for lack of form. However, he made an impactful knocks of unbeaten 145 and 66 in the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka.

Victoria coach Andrew McDonald revealed that the decision to drop Maxwell was more to do with the balance of the team.

“It’s just a matter of balance,” Victoria coach Andrew McDonald told local media of his omission.

“There will be some unlucky players,” he said. “We’ve got nearly the full list available and we’ve selected the team we think can beat Tasmania.”

Maxwell's career took-off after his record breaking 19-ball fifty for Tasmania in 2010-11 season. His debut for Australia in the 50-over format came in August 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket as seen in the 2015 World Cup.

In the 12 ODIs, Maxwell has played this year, he has scored 228 runs at an average of 25.33 but his performances against New Zealand and South Africa is what that led to his exclusion as he scored just nine runs from five games.

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