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Glenn Maxwell is refusing to look too far ahead after he was included in Australia’s Twenty20 squad for the upcoming T20 tri-series, which also involves England and New Zealand.
Maxwell has been in red-hot form as of late, but the 29-year-old isn’t taking anything for granted as he knows from experience that the everything can change in a heartbeat.
While he continued his sublime run of form in the Big Bash League (BBL) with a 47-ball 84 in the Melbourne Stars’ loss to the Sydney Sixers, Maxwell reiterated that he cannot predict what the future holds for him.
“I’m not going to think too far ahead,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “I’ve done really well this summer only staying in my bubble and concentrating on making runs. That’s worked for me so far this summer.
“I’m really looking forward to pulling on that Australian shirt again and being able to represent my country.
“It’s always a huge honour to get the opportunity to represent your country in whatever format.”
Maxwell was dropped for the ongoing ODI series against England and while there was a lot of uproar over the decision, chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns pointed to Maxwell’s record in his last 20 ODIs, where he has been averaging 22.
However, the Melbourne native insisted that the numbers don’t tell the full story.
“I feel like I’ve changed a little bit over the last period of time, where I’m able to work my way through situations instead of ‘Go ahead and blast it’,” he said. “Looking back at the India ODIs (last September) I didn’t have the chance to show that.
“The first game turned out to be a T20 and I came in and we needed 13 an over. The game before I got dropped I was sent in with six overs to go. It wasn’t exactly time to rebuild and work through an innings.
“I feel confident about my game at the moment. I’m hitting the ball well, I’m working my way through situations a lot better and I’m picking my areas a lot smarter.”