Glenn Maxwell is also considered to be a good player of spin © Getty Images
Glenn Maxwell is also considered to be a good player of spin © Getty Images

Nov 6,2014

Glenn Maxwell has been included for the ongoing T20 series against South Africa by the Australian selectors, after the host’s dismal batting performance in the series opener that they lost on Wednesday.

“We’ve seen how good he (Maxwell) is in the shortest format of the game,” Aaron Finch was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.

“He also gives us another option for the ball. With so many left-handers in the side, he was probably the type of player we could have done with tonight, an off-spinning all-rounder who can pinch an over here and there,” he added.

Earlier, a pale performance with the bat by Australia eventually helped South Africa take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. The hosts barely manage to put up a meagre total of 144 runs on the board, before the visitors chased down the facile target with an over to spare. The second and the third T20I will be played in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

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