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Glenn Maxwell challenged to cement his place in Tests by Coach Lehmann

Maxwell replaced Mitchell Marsh in the 3rd test at Ranchi.

By Jatin Sharma -


Australia gave a tough fight to India in their home turf and even embarrassed the no.1 team in Pune, as India lost in humiliating fashion. Coach Darren Lehmann was might impressed by the fight shown by the young brigade in the team, especially Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb.

Another youngster got a chance to prove himself in the Test arena and he was Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell took the chance with both hands and scored his maiden century in Ranchi. He then impressed with a well made 45 in the second innings at Dharamshala, even though Australia lost the Test by 8 wickets and series by 2-1.

In the top six you still want to make it as a batsman, obviously Mitch Marsh is more of a bowling option and Glenn more the batting option. I’m pleased for him to get the hundred and the challenge now is obviously for him to keep his spot and play well," said Lehmann.

Lehmann felt that Australia fell about 80 runs short in the Bengaluru Test and about hundred runs short in Dharamshala. “If we made better decisions with the bat, we’re getting those [wins]. We weren’t good enough in this series … we missed big opportunities to win the series. I’m pleased and proud of the lads … we just fell short in the crucial stages,” Lehmann concluded.

Australia will now face rivals England at home in the Ashes series starting from November 23, 2017.