Glenn Maxwell back in the Test mix as Travis Head recovers from hamstring injury

Glenn Maxwell back in the Test mix as Travis Head recovers from hamstring injury

Glenn Maxwell has been drafted into Australia’s Test squad on the tour of Sri Lanka.

The Victorian all-rounder was referred to as up on Thursday night time forward of the opening Test match in Galle subsequent week as Travis Head recovers from a minor hamstring pressure.

Star white-ball striker Maxwell has solely performed seven Tests, making his debut 9 years in the past in opposition to India.

He additionally scored his one and solely Test century in opposition to India in Ranchi in 2017.

Jon Holland, Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy will even keep in Sri Lanka following the Australia A tour to assist with the Test preparations and to develop their cricket expertise on the subcontinent.

Earlier, Head has been added to touring Australia’s bulging injury listing, dominated out of the fifth and closing ODI in Colombo on Friday with a hamstring drawback.

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It is known Head had run greater than 15km throughout sport three, with the heavy grounds and humid situations inflicting havoc with restoration.

The 28-year-old suffered the minor hamstring pressure throughout the sport 4 defeat however nonetheless managed to run greater than 11km.

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc (finger) and Steve Smith (quad) additionally stay on the sidelines for the dead-rubber match, after Sri Lanka wrapped up the sequence with their four-run win on Wednesday.

Having all three nonetheless on the sidelines is lower than supreme preparation for the first Test, beginning on Wednesday.

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