Maxwell good enough for Aussies, says Gale

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale believes Glenn Maxwell has the ability and attitude to play Test cricket for his native Australia.

The Tykes skipper made the claim after Maxwell’s maiden first-class century for the White Rose county set up a remarkable three-day win over Durham at Scarborough.

That win put Yorkshire within touching distance of retaining their County Championship crown for the first time since the mid 1960s, and left coach Jason Gillespie hoping that Australia would not come calling for Maxwell before the fifth Ashes Test against England at the Oval a week on Thursday.

And Gale, who watched Maxwell and Adil Rashid both score superb tons, said: “Glenn and Adil probably won the game in that middle session on Saturday.

“I was pleased for Glenn because he was probably trying too hard earlier in the season. He just went back to basics and if he plays like that he can play Test cricket consistently.”

Maxwell had a difficult T20 Blast campaign for Yorkshire, but is their top scorer in the Royal London One-Day Cup.