Glenn Maxwell returns for Australia's limited tour of South Africa
SYDNEY Glenn Maxwell He was summoned to Australia's one-day and Twenty20 squads for the South African tour on Tuesday, returning to the international configuration for the first time since he took a break to treat mental health problems in October.
The off-road explosive was not chosen for the January series in India, but returns for the three-day and three Twenty20s in South Africa with 389 runs at 43.22 in the national Big Bash series.
It's great to have Glenn back in both squads given his brilliant form in the middle order for the Stars along with his results with the ball, national coach Trevor Hohns said in a statement.
Maxwell, 31, told reporters in Melbourne that the rest made him a world of good.
I think I have become a cooler player, he said.
I think I have been able to solve some things outside the field and have a correct mentality to perform and play well without mental scars or anything like that.
However, there was no place for top scorer in Big Bash, with 612 Marcus Stoinis races at 55.63 and the Tournament Player is not big enough to end his six-month exile in international cricket.
Marcus Stoinis is a reserve player for each squad and had bad luck getting lost due to the composition of the current higher order, said Hohns.
It's great to have a backup player of his caliber in such good shape.
The multi-faceted Mitchell Marsh had another opportunity to stabilize his limited-stop stop-start race after impressing with the Perth Scorchers.
I haven't played a one-day game in two years and a T20 in a year, so it's nice to play again for Australia in white ball cricket, Marsh told reporters in Perth.
Batter Marnus Labuschagne He retains his place in the team one day after scoring 54 and 46 in his first two ODI entries on the India tour.
Australia begins the tour of South Africa on February 21 with the first Twenty20 in Johannesburg before the one-day series begins in Paarl on February 29 and concludes with more games in Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom in early March.
ODI squad : Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood , Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner , Adam Zampa
Twenty20 Squad : Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott , Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa