Maxwell smashes 278 for Victoria after being ignored for Ashes

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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was first picked for the 1st Ashes Test as an replacement to Warner but later got ignored, has scored a massive double-century in the ongoing Sheffield Shield season for Victoria.

Maxwell was initially ignored for the first two Test matches of the ongoing Ashes series between England and Australia. Maxwell’s knock is probably a big reply to the slectors who dropped him after the India series, despite him scoring a big hundred.

The 29-year-old was dropped from the Test squad announced last week and Shaun Marsh was preferred ahead of him at number 6. He had travelled India and Bangladesh earlier this year and fared decently with the bat.

The all-rounder though missed out on a well-deserved triple century and was dismissed on 278 against New South Wales. And it would be interesting to see if the selection panel reacts to his knock right away.

Maxwell is also the highest run-getter of the Sheffield Shield this year and he was also named as a reserve player ahead of the first Ashes Test. But he wasn’t required as Warner got fit just in time.

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