IANS
IANS

According to Andrew McDonald, Glenn Maxwell can turn things around for Australia if given a longer rope at No. 6 in upcoming two-Test series versus Bangladesh. Maxwell, who registered his maiden Test century during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2016-17 against India in March, will be a vital cog for Australia in their subcontinental tour. His Victoria coach further added that Maxwell has the “potential to turn games single-handedly” during the upcoming Ashes 2017 as well.

“I hope he gets the opportunity (at No.6) in Bangladesh. I think he can be a genuine No.6 and on flat wickets in Australia he could turn games single-handedly. One thing I think about, with (Glenn) Maxwell, is we haven t seen a lot of him in red-ball cricket but he s a pure technician when it comes to the red ball. He can hold down six for Australia”, McDonald stated as per Cricket Australia.

Maxwell has an average of 32.95 and 34.98 in ODIs and List A cricket. On the other hand, he averages 39.60 in 49 First-Class matches. With a clearer role in whites, the 28-year-old may squash popular belief that says he is best suited to limited-overs. “In red-ball cricket he s probably got the map (to success). I think where the dilemma for Maxi (Maxwell) is in one-day cricket. He s been up and down the order and the role has always changed. He probably hasn t had the map in one-day cricket whereas in red ball (cricket) it s pretty simple for him. I think he gets that game more”, McDonald concluded.