Glenn Maxwell may not need Sheffield Shield cricket for Test recall


Whether the allrounder is available for Victoria next season will depend on the schedule and potential quarantine

Victoria coach Chris Rogers is not convinced Glenn Maxwell needs to play Sheffield Shield cricket in order to be recalled to the Australia Test side although would gladly welcome him back.

Due to IPL and international commitments, Maxwell did not play any games for Victoria this season but recently stated his desire to rekindle a Test career that is stalled on seven caps with a particular eye on the run of subcontinent tours Australia have on the cards in 2022 with series slated against India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

His availability for a small Sheffield Shield window next season will depend on quarantine requirements after the T20 World Cup and any potential gap after the BBL.