Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell says he is comfortable with the national side in limited overs format and is ready to return to longer format during the tour of Bangladesh.
Glenn Maxwell had a successful world cup both with the ball and bat and is regarded as one of the key member in the limited overs side.
The 26 year old said that “I’m happy with my role in the Australian team at the moment,” Maxwell told cricket.com.au on a day off during his stint with English county side Yorkshire.
“It suits both the team and myself. I’ve got to keep trying to do as well as possible.
“It’s a nice feeling to feel comfortable in that team now.“Twelve months ago I was still a bit iffy about where my position was in that team.
“To finally feel (secure) after that World Cup it’s a comfortable feeling for me. It’s a nice feeling.”
Now, after having a successful period in limited overs format Maxwell eyes to return to Test format. However, in the 3 Test matches Maxwell played he didn’t make much of an impact both with the ball and bat.
Maxwell had a successful country season with Yorkshire this summer against the swinging duke ball which the current Aussie team is finding it difficult to counter. As there are issues to be sorted out in the middle order for the Australian Test team Maxwell can hope for a Test recall soon.
“I feel like my batting has improved enough now to be picked as an allrounder,” Maxwell said, who last week compiled 140 for Yorkshire in their Division One four-day clash against Durham.
“If you look at the way as I was picked in the Indian tour (in 2013), the first Test I was predominantly a bowling allrounder and that probably showed in my results.
“I was bowling really well but wasn’t making a whole lot of runs.
“I got to Dubai and didn’t bowl a lot and batted in the top order.
“Hopefully this time I can be picked as a genuine allrounder and bat at five or six and fill the gap that some of the experienced players will leave after they retire.
“It’s something I want to make my permanent position and hopefully hold it for a long time.
“I feel like my game is peaking at the right time.
“I feel like I’ve got a really good understanding about it at the moment, so it would be nice to be picked while I’m in form and hopefully carry that form through this one-day series into that Test series.”
Maxwell will appear for Yorkshire for one more Test match and then a 50 over match against Northamptonshire before joining the National side for the start of the ODI series against Ireland and England.