Glenn Maxwell has been omitted from the Test squad for West Indies and England © Getty Images
Glenn Maxwell has been omitted from the Test squad for the West Indies and England tours © Getty Images

Sydney: Australia national selector Rod Marsh has described Glenn Maxwell‘s omission from the team’s Test squad for the tours of West Indies and the Ashes as ‘tragedy’, despite the swashbuckling batsman’s brilliant performance during the just concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

The big-hitting batsman, however, has been included in an Australia A side which will tour India in July. Maxwell has a mediocre Tests record as he has scored 80 runs at an average of 13.33 in three Tests he played. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final between India and Australia watched by 309 million Indian viewers

In light of Maxwell’s omission from the Tests squad, selector Marsh said that he rates the big-hitting batsman very highly, and loves watching him play, news.com.au reported. Marsh further said that he would love to have him in every side that he could, adding that it was a tragedy that they couldn’t play him in every game at the moment. Glenn McGrath feels Australia will win Ashes 2015 in England