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Explosive Australia batsman Chris Lynn has admitted that he felt “sorry” for all-rounder Glenn Maxwell after he was left out of the Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
Maxwell revealed that he was in the middle of a photoshoot with his kit on and the Baggy Green on his head when he was informed by national selector Trevor Hohns that he had failed to make the cut.
Given what Maxwell brings to the table, Lynn questioned if the selectors had made a mistake by overlooking the 29-year-old.
In addition to Maxwell, Lynn conceded that it was “weird” batsman Joe Burns wasn’t picked either.
“There are no bad selections,” Lynn was quoted as saying by foxsports.com.au. “But I guess when someone who played the last Test (Burns) doesn’t get a look in, I find it a little bit weird.
“That (Maxwell) is probably the decision I thought was most unluckiest – I feel sorry for him. Not every coach is suited to Maxie. He’s got strong opinions. (But) he scored plenty of runs and also turned down opportunities to play overseas to build up for this Test series so it’s a little bit odd.”
While Lynn was shocked by Maxwell and Burns’ omission from the Test squad, he hopes to regain his spot in Australia’s ODI side by featuring in the upcoming series against South Africa and India.
He hopes to use the series to prove his worth and show the selectors why he deserves to be picked for next year’s World Cup in England and Wales.
“I have to score as many runs as possible and try to knock the door down for selection,” Lynn said. “Selections are funny things after what we have seen over the last 24 hours … But this (domestic one-day series) is a stepping stone to hopefully getting back to that (ODI team).”