[caption id="attachment_777215" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Glenn-Maxwell-PTI.jpeg"><img class="size-full wp-image-777215" alt="Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell. @ PTI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Glenn-Maxwell-PTI.jpeg" width="628" height="351" /></a> Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/glenn-maxwell/">Glenn Maxwell</a>, a regular face at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL), has decided to give the next season a miss to gear up for a place in the Test squad. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in the <em>Herald Sun </em>newspaper on Wednesday<em>, </em>Maxwell, who played the last of his seven Tests against Bangladesh in September 2017, will feature in an entire season playing county cricket in England. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indian-premier-league-2019-auction-346-players-to-go-under-the-hammer-jaydev-unadkat-highest-priced-indian-777030">IPL 2019 auction: 346 players to go under the hammer; Unadkat costliest Indian</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The 30-year-old will join former Australia, who missed out on a place in the marquee <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-vs-australia-2018">four-match Test series</a> against India, will join former Australia Test opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-burns/">Joe Burns</a> and his former World Cup-winning team-mate James Faulkner at <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/lancashire">Lancashire</a> where he will play across all three formats. <p></p> <p></p>"This is a pretty clear sign I still want to play Test cricket," Maxwell said. <p></p> <p></p>"To knock back a chance to play IPL was a big decision, and a tough decision. It's not something you make lightly, but the thought of playing Test cricket again still burns deep. I desperately want to get back out there and I still think I have a lot to offer the Australian Test team." <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-auction-full-details-of-salary-cap-available-for-each-of-eight-ipl-franchises-773000">IPL 2019 Auction: Full details of salary cap available for each of eight IPL franchises </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Maxwell had a poor season with Delhi Daredevils this year. He was also dropped for the two-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.